Trump wants ‘significant’ drop in Taliban violence of talks

Speaking to Afghan president, Trump repeats ‘need for significant reduction in Taliban violence for meaningful talks’.

US President Donald Trump told his Afghan counterpart, Ashraf Ghani, on Wednesday he wants to see a “significant” drop in violence by the Taliban before “meaningful” negotiations can happen, the White House said in a statement.

During a meeting of the two leaders held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, “Trump reiterated the need for a significant and lasting reduction in violence by the Taliban that would facilitate meaningful negotiations on Afghanistan’s future,” the White House said.

 

Read more: Trump wants ‘significant’ drop in Taliban violence of talks | USA News | Al Jazeera

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