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Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper Statement on the Commencement of Afghanistan Peace Negotiations

The start of Afghanistan peace negotiations marks an historic moment in the Afghan peace process and is an important step in advancing the President’s South Asia Strategy. It is crucial for both sides to take advantage of this opportunity to make a truly Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process a success.  On this day, we remember ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with the Taliban

Office of the Spokesperson The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Taliban Political Deputy and Head of the Political Office Mullah Beradar and members of the Taliban negotiating team in Doha, Qatar, on the historic occasion of the start of peace negotiations. Secretary Pompeo ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Afghan Acting Foreign Minister Atmar

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Afghan Acting Foreign Minister Atmar  The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation, and acting Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammed Hanif Atmar, and members of the inclusive national ...
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REMARKS BY SECRETARY OF STATE MICHAEL POMPEO AT THE INAUGURATION OF AFGHANISTAN PEACE NEGOTIATIONS, Doha, Qatar

Good afternoon. I’m honored to join you today. I offer my thanks to His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar, and my friend, Shaykh Mohamed, for Qatar’s longstanding support for this effort. Today is a truly momentous occasion. Afghans have at long last chosen to sit together and chart a new ...
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