U.S. President Donald Trump says he will meet "personally" with Taliban leaders, after the signing of a historic deal that Washington hopes will mark the beginning of the end of its longest war, Saturday, February 29.

READ MORE: The United States and the Taliban signed a landmark agreement Saturday in Doha, Qatar, setting the stage for ending a nearly 19-year-old war in Afghanistan and bringing back home thousands of American troops deployed there.

U.S. chief negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban deputy chief for political affairs, inked the pact at a ceremony at a hotel in the Qatari capital where Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the foreign ministers of a number of countries were in attendance.

In a statement issued after the deal with the Taliban was signed, the White House said President Donald Trump is making good on his promise to bring U.S. troops home from endless wars overseas by working toward peace in Afghanistan.

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