U.S. Proposes Peace Agreement For Afghan Government

The proposal would have the Afghanistan enter into an interim power sharing government with the Taliban.
Posted at 8:38 AM, Mar 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-09 10:38:23-05

The U.S. has proposed a peace agreement for Afghanistan to enter an interim power-sharing government with the Taliban.

The Biden administration hopes the proposal is a jump-start for negotiations.

The agreement includes a cease-fire and protections for women's rights, children and minorities.

"It's absolutely true that the United States has sought out ideas to advance the prospects for peace, the prospects to galvanize a durable peace and again, a durable peace that must be Afghan-led and Afghan-owned," said State Department spokesperson Ned Price.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken wrote the letter and said withdrawing troops from the region on May 1 is still on the table.

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