Khalilzad Welcomes Release of Prisoners By Afghan Gov’t & Taliban

US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has welcomed the release of prisoners by both the Afghan government and the Taliban.

“The release of prisoners is an important step in the peace process and the reduction of violence,” Khalilzad said in a tweet.

He emphasized that both sides should accelerate efforts to meet targets specified in the US- Taliban agreement as soon as possible.

“The potential for COVID-19 outbreaks in prisons poses a real threat and all the more reason to move urgently,” he added.

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