U.S. President Donald Trump hails progress in talks on an Afghanistan peace deal, saying that talks with both the Taliban and the Afghan government are going well. (AFP)

U.S. President Donald Trump met Friday with his national security team to discuss the U.S. negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, the White House said.

The meeting came amid media reports that both sides were close to striking a deal that would decide the fate of U.S. troops in Afghanistan after almost 19 years of conflict in the country.

"The meeting went very well, and negotiations are proceeding," the White House said in a statement following the meeting.


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