KABUL: A few days after the historic agreement between the United States and the Taliban, US President Donald Trump spoke to the Taliban leader via telephone.
Talking to reporters at the White House, the US president without anonymity said, "It was great talking to his Taliban leader."
The 35-minute conversation came to an end after a US-Taliban peace deal brokered, ending the uncertainty over Kabul-Taliban negotiations beginning with the March 10 US-Taliban agreement.
Mullah Brother called on Trump to 'take effective steps to withdraw troops from Afghanistan', the Taliban said in a phone call.
Under US Taliban agreement, foreign forces will leave Afghanistan in 14 months, in return for which the Taliban will guarantee security and negotiate with Kabul.
However, the controversy over the exchange of prisoners has raised questions as to whether negotiations between Kabul and the Taliban will go ahead.
The agreement states that the Afghan government will release 5,000 Taliban prisoners, in return for which the Taliban will release 1,000 prisoners.
The Taliban have called for this before talks, but Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has denied it.
Mullah Brother has told Trump that 'no one should be allowed to violate the agreement'.
The clear differences between the Doha Agreement and the US-Afghan joint declaration in Afghanistan indicate the barriers facing negotiators.
The US has called for the release of prisoners in the Taliban deal, while a statement issued from Kabul calls for determining 'the possibility of release of prisoners' from both sides.
Since the signing of the agreement, the Taliban have been publicly claiming victory over the United States.