Pompeo to attend start of US-backed intra-Afghan peace talksin Doha on Saturday

Reuters , Thursday 10 Sep 2020

Mike Pompeo will leave Washington on Thursday to attend the long-delayed peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators which will begin Saturday in Qatar

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during his weekly briefing at the State Department in Washington, DC. - Pompeo on September 10, 2020. AFP

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will leave Washington on Thursday to travel to Doha to take part in the start of long-delayed intra-Afghan peace talks, President Donald Trump said.

"Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be departing this evening on a historic trip to Doha ... for the beginning of intra-Afghan peace negotiations," he said

"I urge the negotiators to demonstrate the pragmatism, restraint, and flexibility this process will require to succeed," Pompeo earlier said in a statement on Thursday.
 

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