Trump Discusses Taliban Deal Qatari Emir

Publish On: 05 Mar, 2020 10:04 AM | Updated   |   Shivalik  

US President Donald Trump spoke with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on the phone during which the 2 leaders discussed the recently inked US-Taliban deal, said the White House.

The two sides agreed on the necessity for the Taliban to still reduce violence for long-lasting peace in Afghanistan, Xinhua press agency reported citing the White House as saying during a statement on Wednesday.

The leaders urged the Taliban to participate in intra-Afghan negotiations with the Afghan government which is probably going to require place on March 10.

Trump and therefore the Qatari Emir also discussed bilateral and regional issues, including the necessity for all parties to require steps to resolve the Gulf dispute, the White House noted.

Trump's call came at some point after his phone conversation with a senior Taliban leader, which he described as "very good".

The US and therefore the Taliban inked the historic deal on leap day which can see the withdrawal of yank troops from Afghanistan and raising hope for lasting peace within the conflict-stricken country.

However, fights resumed within days after the signing ceremony because the Taliban insurgents conducted deadly attacks in Afghanistan and therefore the US forces there responded with a defensive airstrike on Wednesday.