KABUL: Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, has met the republican negotiating team in Doha and is supposed to deliver the message of ‘participatory administration’ to the Taliban insurgent group.
“Had a constructive meeting with Zalmay Khalilzad on the future of stability and the path forward with my colleagues from the negotiation committee,” Fawzia Koofi, a female member of the Afghan negotiating team, said in a tweet.
“Once again emphasized on the important role women and the new generation can play through the process and post peace agreement,” she added.
Khalilzad has presented his latest Afghan response strategy to the Afghan government and political figures during his meetings with Afghan officials last week, including President Ghani.
Sources privy to the development say if Afghan officials and politicians agreed to Khalilzad’s plan, a grand meeting with government officials, key politicians, and representatives from Afghanistan’s neighboring countries and states involved in Afghanistan affairs would be held.
According to the well-placed source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Afghan leaders and Khalilzad have also addressed the idea of participatory government.
Based on reports, a substantial number of lawmakers backed the proposed strategy, which included Taliban participation.
Prior to departing to Doha, Khalilzad stayed for three days in Kabul, where he met with several Afghan lawmakers and reportedly proposed that the Constitution be changed to allow for the formation of a new government.
Khalilzad’s trip to Doha marks his first diplomatic tour to the region since US President Joe Biden took office.