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US Envoy Khalilzad Briefs President Ghani Details of his Trips to Region

16 Jan 2019 Did Press Agency

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad met with President Ashraf Ghani and briefed him about his recent trips to China, U.A.E. and India, ARG said in a statement.

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad met with President Ashraf Ghani and briefed him about his recent trips to China, U.A.E. and India, ARG said in a statement.

During the meeting held in the Afghan presidential palace (ARG), first VP General Abdul Rashid Dostum, Second VP M. Sarwar Danish, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, members of Afghan Peace Negotiating team and several other political leaders were also present in the meeting.

“Mr. Khalilzad said that his recent trips to the region, which he said he will continue to make, were intended to create a regional consensus on Afghanistan peace, and facilitate commencement of peace negotiations between the Afghan government and Taliban,” the statement said.

According to the statement, Khalilzad also answered questions the participants posed.

President Ghani thanked Mr. Khalilzad for working to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table with the government.

He reiterated that there is consensus among all Afghans for peace. Both sides stressed on Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace negotiations.

The US Special Representative for Afghan peace was expected to arrive in Islamabad on Tuesday, but the US embassy in Kabul announced that he has come to Kabul.

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