US envoy Alice to reach Pakistan today for talks on Afghanistan

02 Jul, 2018 9:30 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Alice G Wells will reach Islamabad on Monday (today) for bilateral talks, focusing on diplomatic efforts to push for peace process in Afghanistan

According to the details garnered, the US envoy will hold meetings with top civil and military leadership during her visit to Pakistan. Alice Wells arrival in Pakistan soon after a visit to Kabul is of great significance.

Both the sides have long been involved in consultations to encourage the Taliban to come to the negotiation table, however, these efforts have not yet been succeeded.

The Taliban insisted on direct talks with the United States as Taliban leaders said they consider Washington as the major party to the conflict. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hinted last month that the United States is willing to join the talks with the Taliban along with the Afghan government.

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