US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad accompanied by an interagency delegation has arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday (Dec 4) to meet Pakistan’s civil-military leadership and hold talks, said US State Department’s press release.
US delegation will travel to Afghanistan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar during his 18-day tour, from Dec 2 to 20. The press release stated: “Special Representative Khalilzad will be in communication with President Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah, and other Afghan stakeholders to coordinate closely on efforts to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table with the Afghan government and other Afghans.” The US special representative to Afghanistan will meet Afghan government officials and other parties to work on Afghan peace process.
Earlier US president Donald Trump has written a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, seeking Pakistan’s assistance in Afghan peace process. PM Imran in response to the letter said ‘“We will try our best to have the Afghan Taliban sit with the Americans for a dialogue.”
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17 November, 2019