Afghan president stresses need for Taliban ceasefire after meeting with Trump
29 November 2019 | 11:02 am
Afghanistan's president said Friday, after meeting his United States counterpart, that if the Taliban insurgency were sincerely committed to reaching a peace agreement, they would accept a ceasefire.
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