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Trump Says Taliban Must Curb Violence For Meaningful Afghanistan Talks

FILE: U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at Bagram Air Field in November 2019.

U.S. President Donald Trump told Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani that there cannot be meaningful negotiations until the Taliban significantly reduces its violence, the White House said in a statement on January 22.

"Trump reiterated the need for a significant and lasting reduction in violence by the Taliban that would facilitate meaningful negotiations on Afghanistan's future," the White House said. Trump had been in Davos attending the World Economic Forum.