Winston Peters: US-Taliban agreement a major step forward

Foreign Minister Winston Peters says the US-Taliban peace agreement is a major step forward, as the Coalition Government considers the implications for New Zealand troops.

The agreement seeks to end the conflict which has lasted roughly 18 years, and the Minister said it signalled the start of negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

However, he said it may take some time before it was clear what would happen with New Zealand's troop deployment to Afghanistan.

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