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First phase of US-Taliban agreement successfully completed

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DNA

ISLAMABAD, JULY 14 – US Special Representative for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad said that US-Taliban has reached day 135, a key milestone in the implementation of Agreement. The US has worked hard for success in the 1st phase of its commitments under the agreement.

 

In his tweet, Khalilzad added “We have reached Day 135, a key milestone in implementation of the U.S.-Taliban Agreement. The US has worked hard to carry out the 1st phase of its commitments under the Agreement, including to reduce forces & depart five bases.

 

NATO troops have come down in proportional numbers.” He further added that “There has been major progress, albeit slow, on prisoner releases. The Taliban & the Islamic Republic negotiating teams have made progress on logistics for intra-Afghan talks. No American has lost his/her life in Afghanistan to Taliban violence. Regional relations have improved but more progress is needed on counter-terrorism.”
Furthermore, it is expected that Intra-Afghan talks will take place in Doha this month.






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