The Secretary of State Mike Pompeo apprised Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah about the developments in U.S.-Taliban peace talks focused on reduction of violence.

The Office of Chief Executive said in a statement that Secretary Pompeo apprised Chief Executive Abdullah about the developments during a telephone conversation.

Hailing Abdullah for his support to peace efforts, Secretary Pompeo expressed hopes that the recent developments would pave the way for the signing of a bilateral agreement, launch of intra-Afghan talks and attainment of eternal peace in Afghanistan, the statement added.

The statement further added that Chief Executive Abdullah welcomed the recent developments in U.S.-Taliban talks, mainly aimed at reducing violence, emphasizing that peace is one of the top priorities of the Afghan government and the Afghan people.

Reaffirming his support to reduction of violence as a key step to conclusion of bilateral agreement between U.S. and Taliban and launch of intra-Afghan peace talks, Abdullah expressed that the Taliban group would use the opportunity so that the way is paved for the next steps to be taken for eternal peace in Afghanistan.

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