Trump Administration Announces Major Ceasefire Agreement In Afghanistan

The Trump administration appears to be making major progress in Afghanistan.

A three month cease fire was recently announced, and officials are optimistic it may be a major step forward in the war torn country.

According to Politico:

“Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday hailed the possibility of a brief cease-fire in Afghanistan, saying it is “time for peace” in the country where U.S. troops continue to fight in the longest-running war in American history.

“The United States welcomes the announcement by the Afghan government of a cease-fire conditioned on Taliban participation,” Pompeo said in a statement. “The United States supports President Ghani’s offer for comprehensive negotiations on a mutually agreed agenda.”

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced on Sunday plans for a three-month cease-fire in honor of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday. According to a Reuters report, the Taliban provisionally accepted an agreement for a four-day truce and pledged to release hundreds of prisoners in a show of goodwill.”