Violence Reduction Is Essential For Lasting Peace in Afghanistan: Khalilzad

US special envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad says US supports a political settlement to end the war in Afghanistan, and that a reduction in violence is necessary to bring about a lasting peace.

Khalilzad visited Kabul from October 26 to October 28 and from October 29 to November 1 and met the National Unity Government leaders, US embassy in Kabul has said in a statement.

He briefed the Afghan government on his recent consultations with allies, partners and other countries in the region, the statement said.

He also met with former officials, members of civil society, and the religious community to brief them and to hear their views on the peace process, according to the statement.

2 / November 2019
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