Pakistan responds over the historic peace deal between US and Afghan Taliban

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Pakistan responds over the historic peace deal between US and Afghan Taliban

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan responds over the historic peace deal between US and Afghan Taliban.

Pakistan welcomes the announcement link regarding the signing of a possible deal between the United States and Afghan Taliban, the Foreign Office said on Friday.

It said Islamabad "look[s] forward to the signing of the agreement", which Afghan officials have said could be finalised on February 29.

The statement comes after officials earlier in the day said a week-long "reduction in violence" between the Taliban, the US, and Afghan security forces is slated to commence over the weekend.

If the partial truce goes ahead, it would mark a historic step in more than 18 years of gruelling conflict in Afghanistan and would pave the way for a deal that could, ultimately, see the war end.

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