• publish: 3 December 2020
  • time: 2:19 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 16158
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Khalilzad: Afghan people want urgent ceasefire

US envoy on Afghan peace process Zalmay Khalilzad welcomed progress in Doha talks, saying that the people of Afghanistan now expect an urgent ceasefire.

Mr Khalilzad on Wednesday welcomed the news that the Afghan government and the Taliban have finalized the procedure of the negotiations.
“A three-page agreement codifying rules and procedures for their negotiations on a political roadmap and a comprehensive ceasefire,” he confirmed. “The people of Afghanistan now expect rapid progress on a political roadmap and a ceasefire. We understand their desire and we support them,” he added.

The Afghan government – Taliban negotiation teams on Wednesday announced that they reached an agreement on principles and negotiations on agenda will begin soon.

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