Pompeo meets with Taliban political chief as Afghanistan peace talks begin
Two decades of war, the Taliban and the Afghan government are beginning peace talks one day after the United States observed the 19th anniversary of the 9 11 attacks that prompted US military involvement in Afghanistan. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Qatar for the ceremonial opening of the negotiations, expressed hope that these talks would yield a democracy that is respectful. Of Afghanistan's rich cultural diversity. Of course, I can only urged these actions you will write the next chapter in Afghan history. I hope this chapter is one of reconciliation progress, not another chronicle of tears. And bloodshed. Issues include a permanent cease fire, the rights of women and minorities and the disarming of tens of thousands of Taliban fighters.