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Eying Intra-Afghan Talks, Khalizad Back in Kabul

Eying Intra-Afghan Talks, Khalizad Back in Kabul

KABUL - On a multination trip to facilitate intra-Afghan peace talks, US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad on Monday arrived in Afghan capital Kabul and met Afghan officials.
“Glad to be back in Kabul. I started my morning by meeting with Afghan government representatives with responsibility for the peace process, including the President’s Chief of Staff (Abdul Salam) Rahimi and secretary (Omar) Daudzai,” Khalizad tweeted.
He said they discussed the urgency of making process on intra-Afghan dialogue, the US diplomat wrote.
Khalilzad began his latest peace mission on March 25 with visits to London and Brussels before traveling to Afghanistan.
He is also expected to visit Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Jordan and Qatar before returning to Washington on April 10.
Khalilzad had said in Brussels, US, EU and Nato officials talked about “the meaningful political and social gains” in Afghanistan over the last 18 years, especially for women and children, and agreed that those gains “must be prioritised” in the peace process. (Pajhwok)