Blinken urges cooperation and unity in letter to Ghani

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he is concerned that a withdrawal of all American troops could impact the security situation in Afghanistan and lead to the Taliban making serious gains but also said the US does not intend to “dictate terms to the parties”.

Taliban not interested in joining interim govt

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad proposed a shakeup of the stalled peace process this past week, including an interim government and a conference of key players, but his plan faced immediate objections by the warring sides.

President Ghani: Pakistan must choose a right path

President Ghani during the inauguration of the third year of the 17th legislative term of the National Assembly said Pakistan should choose the “right path” and added that “let’s accept each other as two independent countries”.

Jaishankar: India committed to connectivity with Afghanistan

India reaffirmed its strong commitment to work together with all regional stakeholders to enhance connectivity in the region and to provide unhindered access to the sea to land-locked Afghanistan and Central Asian countries through the Chabahar Port, bypassing Pakistan.