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  • after 19 years of war, Representatives from both the Afghan government and the Taliban say they've reached a breakthrough agreement, a preliminary deal to press on with peace talks.

  • It's the first written agreement between the two sides in the conflict and is a big step towards moving on to more substantive issues, such as negotiations for a possible ceasefire and has been welcomed by the United Nations and Washington.

  • The agreement comes after months of talks in Doha, which were backed by the United States while the two sides are still at war.

  • U.

  • S Special representative for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad said that the two sides had agreed on a three page agreement codifying rules and procedures for their negotiations on a political roadmap and a comprehensive ceasefire.

  • Taliban insurgents refused to agree to a cease fire in the early stages of talks.

  • Despite being ousted from power during the 2000 and one U.

  • S.

  • Invasion.

  • The Taliban still have control over wide areas of the country.

  • Under a February deal, foreign forces are to leave Afghanistan by May 2021 in exchange for counterterrorism guarantees from the Taliban.

  • US President Donald Trump has looked to speed up the withdrawal despite criticism, saying he wanted to say all American soldiers home by Christmas to end America's longest war.

  • The Trump administration has since announced that there would be a sharp drawdown by January, but at least 2.5 1000 troops would remain.

after 19 years of war, Representatives from both the Afghan government and the Taliban say they've reached a breakthrough agreement, a preliminary deal to press on with peace talks.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/02
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