Pompeo hopes reduction in Afghan violence due to US Taliban understanding.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that his country and the Afghan Taliban have reached an understanding.
In a tweet, Pompeo described the latest development as an important step on a long road to peace.
Pompeo hopes reduction
He hoped it could lead to a significant and nationwide reduction in violence across Afghanistan.
However, he also urged Afghans to seize this opportunity.
He said Intra-Afghan negotiations will start soon that will build on this fundamental step to deliver a comprehensive and permanent ceasefire and the future political roadmap for Afghanistan.