US, Taliban have negotiated 7-day reduction in violence: Pentagon

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper speaks to reporters during a briefing at the Pentagon on Aug. 28, 2019. (File photo: AP)

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday that the US and the Taliban had negotiated a proposal for a seven-day reduction in violence.

“We’ve said all along that the best, if not only, solution in Afghanistan is a political agreement. Progress has been made on this front and we’ll have more to report on that soon,” Esper told reporters during a press conference in Brussels.

“It will be a continual evaluative process as we go forward -- if we go forward,” Esper added.

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