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Khalilzad Engaged in Shuttle Diplomacy in Doha

Khalilzad engaged in shuttle diplomacy in Qatar

KABUL – The US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met with negotiation teams from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban on Sunday to end the deadlock of Afghanistan’s negotiations, sources said on Monday. TOLOnews reporter Karim Amini also said: “Today there may not be a meeting between the two …

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Khalilzad, Miller Discuss Afghan Peace with Bajwa

Khalilzad, Miller Meet Bajwa in Islamabad

KABUL – US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and General Scott Miller, commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, visited Islamabad on Thursday, where they met with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Khalilzad, Miller, and Bajwa affirmed the need for a significant reduction …

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Khalilzad: Peace Talks to Conclude in Months, Not Years

Khalilzad, violence threaten peace talks

KABUL – United States Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad said Wednesday he expects the Afghan peace talks to be concluded in months, according to sources, not years. While the Afghan and Taliban negotiators continue to struggle on finalizing ground rules for peace talks, Khalilzad said the process will …

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Ghani Discusses Peace Process with Khalilzad, Miller

Ghani meets Khalilzad, Miller

DOHA – President Ashraf Ghani, during his official trip to Qatar, met with United States special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and commander of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan Gen. Scott Miller, discussing the “latest” on Afghan peace process on Monday. Ghani and US envoy, including Miller, discussed the “latest” on …

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Khalilzad Discusses Afghan Peace with Tajikistan’s President

Khalilzad meets Tajikistan president

DUSHANBE – The United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad met with Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon on Monday in Dushanbe to discuss the Afghan peace process and security situation in the region, according to sources. According to local media, Rahmon said Tajikistan “supports the position of the Afghan …

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Khalilzad Reaches Doha Amid Delay in Intra-Afghan Talks


KABUL – Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, on Thursday, met with the Taliban deputy leader Abdul Ghani Baradar and their chief negotiator Mawlawi Abdul Hakim in Doha amidst delay in the start of the direct negotiations between both sides of the talks. Taliban spokesperson Mohammad Naeem …

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Taliban: We Don’t Need Mediator in Peace Talks

Taliban, we don't need mediators in peace talks

KABUL – Addressing an apparent deadlock to the ongoing peace talks between the negotiators in Qatari capital Doha, Taliban spokesperson Mohammad Naeem says they do not feel the need for a mediator, rather needs patience to push through the process. Naeem’s remarks came at a time the United States Special …

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Khalilzad Optimistic About Peace Talks Despite Challenges

Khalilzad optimistic about peace talks despite challenges

KABUL – US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, speaking at a virtual event hosted by the US Institute of Peace (USIP) on Thursday, spoke optimistically about the peace talks but acknowledged there were challenges ahead. Asked about the current increase of violence in the country, he said: “We …

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Khalilzad: Afghans Will Suffer If Peace Fails

Khalilzad, Afghans will suffer if peace fails

KABUL – Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad testified before the US House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on National Security about the Trump administration’s Afghanistan policy on Tuesday and said that the US will protect its interests in all circumstances in Afghanistan and that the Afghan people will suffer …

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Khalilzad: Escalation in Violence is Regrettable

Khalilzad, rise in violence is regrettable

KABUL – US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad voiced concern early Monday over the clear increase in violence across Afghanistan over the past few days and called for an immediate reduction in violence. In a post on Twitter, Khalilzad said: “Over the last few days, there has been a clear rise …

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