Khalilzad Visits Pakistan as Peace Talks Continue in Qatar

1 Feb 2020

KABUL (MEP) – The US special envoy for peace in Afghanistan travelled to Pakistan and met with Pakistani officials after days of consultation with Taliban representatives in Qatar.

Zalmay Khalilzad, visiting Islamabad for the first time in 2020, separately met Pak army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

According to Pakistan`s Foreign Ministry statement, during the meeting, Khalilzad shared the outcome of his recent negotiations with Taliban representatives in Doha.

Pak FM also said that a possible peace deal between Washington and the Taliban could pave the way for intra-Afghan dialogue

Khalilzad, on the other hand, has also been in talks with NATO Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan Nicholas Kay.

“Khalilzad informed NATO allies about his efforts to reach a peace deal with the Taliban,” Mr Kay said in a Twitter post. “The allies reiterated their support for Mr. Khalilzad’s efforts.”

Meantime, the US-Taliban talks have intensified in recent days and the Taliban have said they are not attacking US positions and forces.



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