“Thankful to my Afghan counterparts for preparing an inclusive negotiating team to make intra-Afghan negotiations successful,” Pompeo said on Twitter. “I also applaud your commitment to begin releasing prisoners and your commendable effort to set conditions for peace and reconciliation.”
“I urge you to show the same commitment to the effort to form an inclusive government. This step plus decisions already taken can help all Afghans realize a brighter future,” Pompeo said.
He posted pictures of his meetings with both President Ashraf Ghani and his political rival Abdullah Abdullah in his tweets.
The Afghan government announced a 21-member team fot talks with the Taliban on Thursday.
The group has, however, said that it will not negotiate with the team as it was not constituted taking into account all parties.