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Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani to visit Washington to meet Donald Trump

His trip to Washington comes after Kabul has shown frustration about the US-Taliban deal which is ‘agreed in principle’.

SNS | New Delhi |

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani is scheduled to visit the US on Saturday, where he will meet his US counterpart Donald Trump on September 9.

Ghani will be accompanied by a 13-member delegation, according to TOLO News on Friday.

His trip to Washington comes after Kabul has shown frustration about the US-Taliban deal which is ‘agreed in principle’.

His visit also comes as Americans were still pushing for intra-Afghan negotiations to take place before the September 28 presidential elections.

Last month, the US and Taliban resumed peace talks in Doha, Qatar which aimed at chalking out a deal on the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and negotiations with the government in Kabul.

However, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad who leads the US in the talks with the Taliban in Doha said that no one should be “intimidated or fooled by propaganda” regarding the US’s support to the Afghan security forces.