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.