US Welcomes India’s Efforts for Peace in Afghanistan: Khalilzad

The United States welcomed India’s engagement in regional and international efforts for lasting peace in war-torn Afghanistan, said US special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad during talks with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

Khalilzad spoke to Jaishankar to discuss the urgency of resolving the internal political crisis and the importance of Afghan leaders forming an inclusive government.

Taking to Twitter, Khalilzad said: “I reached out to Indian FM Jaishankar yesterday to discuss the latest on the Afghan peace process. We talked about the urgency of resolving the internal political crisis and the importance of Afghan leaders forming an inclusive government”.

“I told the Minister that the US welcomes Indian engagement in regional and international efforts for lasting peace in Afghstan. We are committed to a sustained engagement with India on this objective,” he added.

India has always extended its support for Afghans in their pursuit of sustainable peace, security and development.

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