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US Defense Secretary Mark Esper, speaks during a joint news conference with Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, (unseen) in Kabul on Saturday, Feb 29, 2020.(ANI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Taliban accord hopeful moment but road ahead not easy, says US defense secretary on peace deal and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 09:22 PM IST
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, speaks during a joint news conference in presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020.(AP)
U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, speaks during a joint news conference in presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020.(AP)

‘Taliban accord hopeful moment but road ahead not easy’: Pentagon chief on peace deal

Kabul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 09:17 PM IST
While the peace deal was signed by U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban political chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Doha, US defense secretary Mark Esper met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul where they announced a joint declaration.
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