US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad said on Twitter that he had meetings with his counterparts at the EU.
The sides talked about their countries’ shared values, and about the political & social gains in Afghanistan over the last 18 years, especially for women & children, which must be prioritized in the peace process, Khalilzad informed.
The US Envoy gave appreciation to Federica Mogherin, the EU envoy who recently visited Afghanistan. He wrote “(Her) thoughts for Afghans concerned about potential overlap in timing of elections and the AfghanPeaceProcess: “Enter negotiations as if there were no elections, united as a country, and do elections as if there were no negotiations.”
On Thursday, Khalilzad also joined US Ambassador for NATO for a full day of briefings and consultations on the Afghan Peace Process in Brussels.
“I expressed tremendous appreciation for our allies and partners’ investment in and commitment to Afghanistan. NATO & US forces serve shoulder-to-shoulder in Afghanistan. Our shared goal is to reach a peace agreement worthy of the sacrifices made over decades of war. Together we’re committed to achieving genuine intra-Afghan dialogue on a political settlement that ends the conflict.”