For Khalilzad, Intra-Afghan Negotiation & Comprehensive Ceasefire Paramount as He Concludes Talks with Taliban in Doha

US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad announced on his Twitter page that he has concluded talks with Taliban at Doha and is now headed to Kabul, “After six days in Doha, I’m headed to Afghanistan for consultations. Meetings here were more productive than they have been in the past. We made significant progress on vital issues.”

More importantly, Khalilzad clarified about a ceasefire, “Will build on the momentum and resume talks shortly. We have a number of issues left to work out. Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed, and “everything” must include an intra-Afghan dialogue and comprehensive ceasefire.”

Lastly, he expressed his gratitude towards the Qatar officials and government, “Thanks to the Government of Qatar for their constructive engagement and their facilitation of this round of talks. Particularly the Deputy PM and FM for his personal involvement.”

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