Trump hails ‘very good’ White House discussions on Afghan peace deal – Japan Times

Women selling vegetables wait for customers at a market in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

WASHINGTON – The White House signaled progress Friday in preparations for a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan, saying that discussions between U.S. President Donald Trump and top advisers went “very well.”

Trump met at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf course with national security advisers, including Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, the White House said.

Also present were national security point man John Bolton and the U.S. special envoy for the talks with the Taliban, Zalmay Khalilzad.

“Discussions centered around our ongoing negotiations and eventual peace and reconciliation agreement with … Read More on Japan Times

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