NEW YORK: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) chief Jens Stoltenberg has said US-Taliban agreement had opened a route to sustainable peace in Afghanistan.
In a statement, he said this could pave the way for negotiations among Afghans, sustainable peace and ensuring the country was never again a safe haven for terrorists.
In a tweet, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that his country and the Afghan Taliban had reached an understanding that could lead to a significant and nationwide reduction in violence across Afghanistan.
He described the latest development as an important step on a long road to peace and calling on Afghans to seize this opportunity.
He said Intra-Afghan negotiations would start soon that would build on this fundamental step to deliver a comprehensive and permanent ceasefire and the future political roadmap for Afghanistan.