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Khalilzad May Meet Indian Officials on Afghan Peace Talks

Khalilzad May  Meet Indian Officials on Afghan Peace Talks

KABUL - US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad will make his second visit to India for consultations starting on Monday, a media report said.
The Indian media said Khalilzad, while seeking support and ideas from India for the ongoing reconciliation, is also expected to brief Indian authorities about the progress made in the peace efforts in the past few months.
The US peace envoy is likely to meet external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale.
The last time Khalilzad visited Indian in January when India conveyed to him that there was a need to protect the existing structure in Afghanistan and to also not insist on the formation of an interim government.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's term expires this month. India is keen to hear from Khalilzad on his meetings with his Russian and Chinese counterparts last month.
Khalilzad is leading efforts by the Trump administration to end the war by facilitating US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. (Pajhwok)