August 5, 2019 / 9:39 PM / 3 months ago

Peace deal in Afghanistan closer than ever before, says NATO chief

FILE PHOTO: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg gives a news conference on the day the United States is set to pull out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Force Treaty (INF), in Brussels, Belgium, August 2, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Walschaerts

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday that there was a real chance for peace in Afghanistan as U.S.-Taliban peace talks continue in Qatar.

“We now see a real chance for peace in Afghanistan, we are closer to a peace deal than ever before,” Stoltenberg told reporters at a news conference in Wellington, New Zealand.

Reporting by Charlotte Greenfield; writing by Praveen Menon; editing by Grant McCool

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