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Afghan peace talks: US special envoy arrives in Pakistan

Afghan peace talks: US special envoy arrives in Pakistan
September 14, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) - United States (US) Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad has arrived in Pakistan to hold talks over the next phase of the Afghan peace process. According to the sources, ambassador Khalilzad would hold meetings with the top political and military leadership in the country during his visit. “He will discuss the next phase of the Afghan peace process,” they said adding that the ambassador would receive guidance from Pakistan regarding the reconciliation process. On Sept 12, the Afghan government and Taliban had begun historic peace talks aimed at ending two decades of war that has killed tens of thousands of people in Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah, the former chief executive for Afghanistan who is heading the peace process for Kabul, had called for an immediate ceasefire and highlighted the ongoing toll of the war, saying 12,000 civilians have been killed and another 15,000 wounded since the US and the Taliban signed a deal in February.