The U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed that he would bring American troops home if a peace deal was reached with the Taliban to end the war in Afghanistan.

Speaking to reporters in Oval Office late on Thursday, President Trump said negotiations are underway regarding an agreement for peace in Afghanistan.

President Trump further added that ‘serious negotiations’ have started regarding a political settlement in Afghanistan after almost 18 years, emphasizing that he would bring American people home if that happens.

This comes as efforts are underway to revive direct peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban group leaders to end the ongoing violence in the country.

The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Khalilzad had earlier said that significant progress has been made on vital issues during the 6-day talks with Taliban political leaders in Qatar last month.

The next round of talks between the U.S. and Taliban representative is scheduled for 25th of February.

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