Pompeo, Esper meet Afghan president on cusp of Taliban deal

Associated Press |
Published: 02.14.20 , 18:30
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper met Friday with Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani amid signs that a truce between the United States and the Taliban is imminent.
Pompeo and Esper met Ghani on the sidelines of an international security forum in Munich as officials said a "reduction in violence" agreement is on the table and could be announced as early as the weekend.
President Donald Trump has agreed in principle to the deal, which could lead to the start of significant U.S. troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, according to U.S. officials.