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Khalilzad ‘Appreciates’ Pakistan’s Efforts for Afghan Peace

Khalilzad ‘Appreciates’ Pakistan’s Efforts for Afghan Peace

ISLAMABAD – The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad held talks with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday and discussed issues regarding regional security and the ongoing peace efforts in Afghanistan, Pakistani media reported.
Zalmay Khalilzad, after the meeting, thanked Pakistan for its efforts to support the ongoing Afghan peace process.
The US envoy said so while wrapping up his two-day visit to Islamabad on Saturday. He took to Twitter appreciating Pakistan for re-affirming that “Afghans alone” would determine their future.
Khalilzad further said that there was always more work to be done in this regard.
A day earlier, Pakistan and United States held delegation-level talks at the Foreign Office in Islamabad, and discussed progress on the Afghan peace process.
The Pakistani delegation was led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua while the American delegation was headed by Khalilzad.
According to the US State Department, Khalilzad’s visit was aimed at consulting with the Afghan government and other stakeholders about the status of Washington’s talks with the Taliban.
The trip was “part of an overall effort to facilitate a peace process that brings all Afghan parties together in inclusive intra-Afghan negotiations”, the State Department had said.
(Sahar News)

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