US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad on his visit to Kabul, met with Chief Executive Abdullah and also interacted with the civil society leaders on Sunday.
He wrote on his Twitter that women have been the key drivers of progress in Afghanistan over the past 17 years and their voices must be heard whilst respecting their rights. “We stand with them and their inclusion is essential to an inclusive intra-Afghan dialogue”, he added.
Khalilzad also met with Umer Daudzai and he expressed that the proposal of a consultative Loya Jirga is a “meaningful opportunity” to produce an inclusive and national negotiating team with a consensus on positions.
Moreover, Haneef Atmar announced on his social media pages that he met with the US special representative who briefed him about the efforts of US-led peace talks with Taliban. Atmar added that he stressed on the Afghan ownership and importance of intra-Afghan components as a part of the peace process.