- publish: 19 March 2019
- time: 12:29 pm
- category: Politics
- No: 7544
Khalilzad meets Pakistan, UK envoys in US
US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has met with Pakistan and British ambassadors to Washington.
In a tweet announcing the meetings, Khalilzad said: “Whether your perspective is regional or international, everyone benefits from the security and economic dividends an end to war in Afghanistan will bring.”
US and Taliban negotiators have held multiple rounds of peace talks. After their longest round of talks that ended last week, Khalilzad said that the sides agreed in draft on counter-terrorism and foreign troop withdrawal.
The Taliban has, however, refused to enter into direct talks with the Afghan government.
The Afghan government regularly accuses Pakistan of providing support to the Taliban. Islamabad denies this but admit to having a degree of influence over the group.
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