The signing of the agreement would take place after the end of a week long period of violence reduction between the two parties which will commence tonight at midnight and end on 29 February. The development comes after lengthy parleys between the two sides.
The agreement would be signed in the presence of international observers, and thereafter both the parties will also make arrangements to facilitate the release of prisoners. The culmination of the agreement would eventually lead to reduced presence of the US troopers deployed in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, it should be noted that it is expected that post the signing of the agreement, the two will take up negotiations on an intra-Afghanistan political settlement between the Taliban forces and the Government of Afghanistan.
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