Priority is to end war in Afghanistan: Trump Administration

Priority is to end war in Afghanistan: Trump Administration

Washington: Amid reports of its negotiations with the Taliban the White House said that the priority of the Trump Administration is to end the war in Afghanistan and to ensure the civil war-ravaged country never becomes a base for terrorism.

The Week quoted White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders as saying, ‘our priority is to end the war in Afghanistan and to ensure that there is never a base for terrorism in Afghanistan again’.

The New York Times had reported earlier that the US and Taliban have reached an agreement in principle on Afghan peace deal.

Meanwhile, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told presspersons at the Pentagon that the talks with the Taliban by Special US Representatives Zalmay Khalilzad is encouraging.