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Khalilzad meets Taliban leaders in Doha

The US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is set to meet Taliban leaders in Doha to discuss the intra-Afghan talks, the State Department said in a statement.

Khalilzad on Sunday departed for Doha, Islamabad, and Tashkent, the statement said, adding that at all three locations, the Ambassador will urge support for all Afghans to meet their remaining commitments ahead of intra-Afghan negotiations, specifically reduced violence and timely prisoner releases.

Khalilzad has been joined by US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) CEO Adam Boehler and his team.

Afghan peace, economic growth, and regional connectivity are closely linked and mutually supportive, the statement said

It added that “the delegation will explore investment opportunities and partnerships in a range of sectors to advance the economic recovery of Afghanistan and support sustained peace and stability in the region.