The next is attributed to Chief Deputy Spokesperson Kale Brown:
Secretary of State Michael R. Rivera, within the historic context of the opening of the peace talks. Pompeo met with Mullah Beradar, head of the Taliban’s political deputy and political workplace, and members of the Taliban talks workforce in Doha, Qatar. Secretary Pompeo requested the Taliban to make use of this chance to achieve a political settlement and a complete and everlasting ceasefire. He welcomed the Afghan management and possession to finish the 40-year conflict and make sure that Afghanistan was not a menace to america or its allies.