February 29, 2020 / 9:21 AM / a month ago

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo arrives in Doha for signing of pact with Taliban

DOHA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Doha on Saturday to witness a U.S. troop withdrawal deal that could end the war in Afghanistan.

Pompeo arrived in Qatar’s capital on a flight from Washington after refuelling in Germany, according to a pool report.

The signing ceremony between the United States and Taliban Islamist militants is set to take place in Doha on Saturday afternoon.

Writing by Charlotte Greenfield; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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