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Pompeo will attend the signing ceremony with the Taliban

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will attend the signing ceremony for the Taliban radical movement in Doha, Qatar on February 29. This was stated by US President Donald Trump.

The head of state noted that the head of the State Department will witness the signing of the agreement, and Defense Minister Mark Esper will issue a joint declaration with the government of Afghanistan, Reuters writes.

Earlier in February, US President Donald Trump announced his readiness to put his signature on a peace agreement with the Taliban. The people of the country want peace, and the representatives of the movement are “tired of fighting,” he explained.

In the same month, State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus announced Washington’s intention to sign an agreement with the Taliban on February 29.

Washington has been conducting an anti-terrorist operation in Afghanistan since 2001. Later there began to operate an international security forces (ISAF) under NATO command.

The combat contingent left Afghanistan in 2014, and on January 1, 2015, the non-combat mission “Strong Support” was launched.

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