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China, Russia and US to discuss Afghan peace in Beijing

10 Jul 2019 Afghanistan Times

AT News Report

KABUL: A trilateral meeting is set to be held today

(Thursday) in the Chinese capital city of Beijing with the participation of

representatives from China, Russia and the United States, where they are

supposed to discuss peace efforts in Afghanistan and progresses gained recently

in this regard.

The US special envoy for Afghanistan peace, Zalmay Khalilzad

left Qatar on Tuesday for Beijing to represent Washington in this meeting, after

ending the seventh round of negotiations with the Taliban representatives in


Both the US and Taliban have said of substantial progresses

over the US withdrawal, guarantee from Taliban side that international

terrorist organizations would not be allowed to use Afghanistan as a safe haven

to carry out attacks in the world community and other issues.

The meeting is held in Chinese capital at a time when former

president Hamid Karzai is also in China to talk to Chinese officials on the

Afghan peace efforts.

Political analysts have said that Khalilzad and Taliban

negotiators have agreed on a two-year delay in the presidential elections

scheduled to be held on September 28.

President Ashraf Ghani emphasizes on a timely election,

saying no other matters could cause electoral postponement.

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