US Endeavors for Peace, not Withdrawal from Afghanistan

19 Jun 2019

The United States Department of State’s Special Representative for Afghan Peace has emphasized that his country is looking for a comprehensive peace plan, not the withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan.

Zalmai Khalilzad said as tweeting, he is preparing for peace talks with the Taliban in Qatar for the next round, Middle East Press reports.

He insisted that there is no agreement on the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, and that the United States is seeking a comprehensive peace agreement, not the withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan.

“A comprehensive peace agreement is made up of four inter-connected parts: counter-terrorism assurances, troop withdrawal, intra-Afghan negotiations that lead to a political settlement; and a comprehensive & permanent ceasefire,” he said in another tweet.

“Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed,” US special representative Zalmay Khalilzad added.

Meanwhile, Taliban`s spokesman for Qatar Office Sohail Shaheen had wrote on his Twitter account, “the United States has accepted the full withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan and promised that there will not be any kind of interference in Afghanistan in the future.”

Khalilzad has met with the armed Taliban in Qatar for six rounds, talking about progress in dialogue after the sixth round, which lasted seven days.

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