Feb. 29, 2020 at 2:20 p.m. GMT+1
The deal stipulates that the Taliban will pledge to enter into talks with the Afghan government and not to harbor terrorist groups intent on attacking the West.
In Kabul, Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper attended a ceremony with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
“From the first day that Americans came, neither we wanted them to stay for centuries, nor they wanted that,” acting Afghan defense minister Asadullah Khalid said ahead of the ceremony in Kabul. Speaking to the press in remarks carried by Afghan state television, he said the departure of a “few thousand” U.S. troops would not affect security in Afghanistan.
Kabul : Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Addresses press conference on Afghan Peace talks