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Afghan Politicians Share Views with Khalilzad on Peace

Afghan Politicians Share Views with Khalilzad on Peace

KABUL - Former jihadi leaders and politicians on Wednesday shared their views and concerns regarding the peace process with US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Kabul.
The meeting with Khalilzad was also attended by President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, ex-president Hamid Karzai and Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani.
A statement from the Presidential Palace said jihadi leader Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf, HIA chief Gulbadin Hekmatyar, 2nd Vice-President Sarwar Danish, HPC head Karim Khalili, Mohammad Mohaqiq and senior member of Junbish-i-Milli Bator Dostum were also present at the meeting.
Khalilzad, US ambassador to Kabul John Bass and NATO commander Gen. Scott Miller were also in attendance.
The meeting was held to discuss the ongoing efforts for peace in Afghanistan and to exchange views in this regard, the statement said.
President Ghani tweeted: “Today, I had a candid discussion with a group of prominent Afghan leaders along with US special envoy Khalilzad, US ambassador John Bass, NATO commander (Scott) Miller.”
“Our discussions were focused on the peace efforts, including the next steps in the process, in order to end the bloodshed in Afghanistan,” Ghani continued.
On a multination trip to facilitate intra-Afghan peace talks, Khalilzad arrived in the Afghan capital on Monday and met several officials before travelling to southern Kandahar province. (Pajhwok)