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Khalilzad In Kabul For Talks with Afghan Officials

Khalilzad Reach Kabul for Talks with Afghan Officials

KABUL – US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Kabul and met with Afghan officials on Monday.
During the visit, Khalilzad met with President Ashraf Ghani’s Chief of Staff Abdul Salam Rahimi and his special envoy Umer Daudzai, Khalilzad said on Twitter.
“We discussed the urgency of making progress on intra-Afghan dialogue,” Khalilzad said.
“We talked about our countries’ shared values, and about the meaningful political and social gains in Afghanistan over the last 18 years, especially for women and children, which must be prioritized in the peace process,” Khalilzad said in a tweet last week.
In his meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on March 29, Khalilzad briefed the NATO allies on the Afghan peace talks.
“NATO and US forces serve shoulder-to-shoulder in Afghanistan. Our shared goal is to reach a peace agreement worthy of the sacrifices made over decades of war. Together we’re committed to achieving genuine intra-Afghan dialogue on a political settlement that ends the conflict,” Khalilzad said.
Khalilzad has had multiple rounds of talks with the Taliban, who have so far refused to negotiate directly with the government.
Following the latest round of talks that ended last month, tensions erupted between Washington and Kabul after Afghan National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib accused Khalilzad of “selling out” Afghanistan.
(Sahar News)

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