KABUL (MEP) – The US special envoy for peace in Afghanistan insists that he is working to reduce the cost of the war in Afghanistan.
Zalmay Khalilzad made the remarks during a meeting with new US Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark A. Milley.
Khalilzad said in a Tweet that US has backed two decades of progress in Afghanistan and is seeking to reduce the burden of war in Afghanistan.
“We agreed that a political settlement that safeguards the homeland from terrorist threats, allows us to reduce the burden of war & protects two decades of progress in Afghanistan is in our national interest,” he said in a tweet.
Zalmai Khalilzad insists on reducing the burden of war in Afghanistan, while he has wasted nine months in concluding peace talks with the Taliban which was called off by a Tweet of US President Donald Trump, following it, the Taliban visited regional countries including Iran, Russia and China.
However, recently Pakistan has also begun its efforts to resume US-Taliban peace talks.