US Acting Secretary of Defense Meets US Envoy Khalilzad in Pentagon to Discuss Afghan Peace Talks

Acting US Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan met with US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and wrote on Twitter: “Always great to see Ambassador Khalilzad, here in the Pentagon to discuss the ongoing talks for a lasting peace.”

Shanahan said that they continue to work together to set the conditions for a political settlement that will end the war in Afghanistan.

He added that US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, Ambassador Khalilzad are aligned on a way forward
to achieve the objectives of US President Trump’s South Asia Strategy.

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