February 21, 2020 / 11:56 AM / 4 months ago

Taliban says agreement with U.S. to be signed February 29 in front of international observers

KABUL (Reuters) - The United States and the Afghan Taliban will sign an agreement at a ceremony attended by international observers on Feb 29, the Taliban spokesman said in a statement on Friday.

“Both parties will now create a suitable security situation in advance of agreement signing date,” Zabihullah Mujahid said in the statement. Afghan, international and Taliban forces will observe a reduced violence period beginning at midnight (1930 GMT), an Afghan official said.

Writing by Gibran Peshimam; Editing by Peter Graff

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