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Pompeo meets Mullah Baradar in Qatar

Pompeo Meets Mullah Baradar in Qatar

DOHA – The Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the deputy political chief of Taliban in Qatar, the Taliban group said.
Suhail Shaheen, a spokesperson for the political office of Taliban in Qatar, said Mullah Baradar met with Pompeo in Doha, the capital of Qatar.
He said the two sides held talks on better implementation of peace deal and immediate release of prisoners so that Afghans can reach to an agreement on future political setup, lasting peace and ceasefire.
This comes after Pompeo’s talks Afghan leaders failed and the State Department announced that Washington is cutting $1 billion in economic assistance to Afghanistan in reaction to ongoing political impasse.
According to a statement released by State Department, Washington is prepared to further reduce its assistance to Afghanistan by additional $1 billion next year.
(Sahar News)

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