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Reducing Violence in Afghanistan Discussed in US-Pakistan Talks

Reducing Violence in Afghanistan Discussed in US-Pakistan Talks

ISLAMABAD - The importance of reducing violence in Afghanistan was discussed in talks between US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and Pakistani officials.
During the two-day visit to Islamabad which ended on Tuesday, Khalilzad met with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and other government official, US Embassy in Pakistan said in a statement released Wednesday.
The envoy discussed the current status of the Afghan peace process and the importance of reducing violence, according to the statement.
He also underscored the economic and security benefits peace can bring to the region, the statement said.
US President Donald Trump halted peace talks with the Taliban last month citing a deadly attack in Kabul.
Last week, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that the aim was to still get a peace agreement at some point. (1TV News)