US envoy Khalilzad lands in Kabul

It was announced by US Embassy in Kabul that US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in the city today.

He is to meet with leaders to discuss next steps in US efforts to support and facilitate an Afghan-led and owned peace process as per the statement.

His arrival in Kabul follows stops in India, the United Arab Emirates, and China.

The statement added that “Special Representative Khalilzad continues to coordinate with the National Unity Government and other Afghan stakeholders to ensure an intra-Afghan peace process. The U.S. goal is to promote dialogue among Afghans about how to end the conflict, and to encourage the parties to come together at the negotiating table to reach a political settlement in which every Afghan citizen enjoys equal rights and responsibilities under the rule of law. During his last trip in December, Special Representative Khalilzad reiterated that the only solution to the conflict is for all parties to sit together and reach an agreement on the political future of Afghanistan with mutual respect and acceptance”.

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