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 meet 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.