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US President Trump Dials Taliban Leader After Saturday’s Peace Deal, White House Confirms

According to the White House, this is the first such discussion between the leader of a terrorist organization and the US President. 

 

Washington| On Tuesday, phone calls were made between US President Donald Trump and Taliban leader Mullah Baradar for peace restoration in Afghanistan. According to the White House, this is the first such discussion between the leader of a terrorist organization and the US President, which is being publicly confirmed. The US, Afghanistan government and the Taliban reached an agreement on 29 February for Afghan peace. However, conflicting statements are coming on the issue of prisoners’ release. All concerned will meet in Oslo (Sweden) from 10 March. It will outline the measures for peace restoration.

The agreement was reached between the government of Afghanistan, the US and the Taliban has raised questions over the past few days. Indeed, there have been few incidents of violence in areas occupied by the Taliban. This led to questions on the success of the agreement. Now talks between Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and Trump have raised hopes that the two sides will abide by the agreement.

The statement issued by the White House said, “The President clearly told the Taliban leader that the immediate end of the violence is necessary for the success of the agreement. The talks on both sides were positive. The US has made it clear that it will continue its efforts to restore peace in Afghanistan. “

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