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Trump to meet senior U.S. officials to review peace plan with Taliban

16 Aug 2019 The Khaama Press News Agency

The U.S.

President Donald Trump is expected to meet with senior U.S. officials to review

a potential peace plan with Taliban.

U.S.

official privy of the development have told CNN that President Trump will with

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton at his

Bedminster golf resort.

The

officials further added that Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Chairman of

the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford are expected to be present.

The

officials have also added that President Trump will discuss Afghanistan and the

peace plan with the Taliban.

Meanwhile,

the sources have told CNN that the peace plan negotiated by Ambassador Zalmay

Khalilzad for the past several months, would formalize a significant withdrawal

of US forces from Afghanistan — from about 15,000 troops to 8,000 or 9,000

troops.

According

to the sources, the plan would also enshrine official commitments by the

Taliban to counterterrorism efforts in Afghanistan.

Furthermore,

the sources have said Ambassador Khalilzad will likely travel to Doha to

finalize the deal in coming days, after reviewing the agreements with the

officials in the State Department and White House.

According

to the sources, the visit by Khalilzad to Doha will likely take place on 19th

of August.

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