February 11, 2020 / 9:32 PM / 8 days ago

U.S. says talks with Taliban continue over specifics of reduction of violence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Talks between the United States and the Taliban in Doha continue over the specifics of a reduction in violence, a State Department spokesperson said on Tuesday, hours after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani he had a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

In a post on Twitter, Ghani said Pompeo had informed him in the telephone call that the Taliban had made a proposal “with regards to bringing a significant and enduring reduction in violence.”

Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Leslie Adler

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