Karzai, Khalilzad Confer on Afghan Peace Talks

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KABUL: Special US Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and former Afghan president, Hamid Karzai have discussed peace talks and the role of Pakistan in the process. 



Khalilzad was accompanied by the U.S. delegation and U.S. charged affairs in Kabul, Ross Wilson. 
During the meeting, Karzai emphasized on an active role of the Afghan government and Afghan politicians in the peace process.



Khalilzad arrived to Kabul on Sunday to jump-start stalled peace negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government. According to the United States Department of State, the U.S. envoy would also visit Qatar and a number of regional countries about the Afghan peace process.



Khalilzad’s visit to Kabul comes as peace negotiations between the Taliban and government had been in deadlock since the last several months amid the U.S. and NATO forces withdrawal from Afghanistan.