Trump says he hopes launch of captives in Afghanistan prompts ceasefire


U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a Cupboard assembly contained in the Cupboard Room of the White Home in Washington, U.S., November 19, 2019. Information/Tom Brenner

WASHINGTON (Information) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday stated he hopes the discharge of two Western prisoners held hostage by the Afghan Taliban this week may assist pave the best way to an finish to the conflict in Afghanistan.

“We be a part of households of Kevin King & Tim Weeks in celebrating their launch from Taliban captivity. Because of President Ghani for his brave help. Let’s hope this results in extra good issues on the peace entrance like a ceasefire that can assist finish this lengthy conflict. Happy with my group!” Trump tweeted.

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Modifying by Chris Reese