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Khalilzad Briefs Indian FM on Afghan Peace Efforts

Khalilzad Briefs Indian FM on  Afghan Peace Efforts

KABUL - US Special Representative for Afghanistan Peace Zalmay Khalilzad has meet Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar in New Delhi, the Indian media reported on Wednesday.
Ambassador Khalilzad s visit to India comes amid expectations of a deal between the US and Taliban on ending almost two decades of war in Afghanistan.
Jishanker tweeted: Useful discussions with Khalilzad provided a comprehensive update on the situation in Afghanistan. Shared views on how we could work together effectively.
On Monday, Khalilzad said "excellent progress" had been made in the peace talks and a potential deal with the Taliban would allow for conditions-based withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
India has been a key stakeholder in the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.
In a significant move, India had sent two former diplomats in "non-official" capacity to a conference on the Afghan peace process in Moscow in November last year. The event had also been attended by a Taliban delegation.
The conference organised by Russia was attended by representatives from Afghanistan as well as several other countries, including the US, Pakistan and China. (Pajhwok)