Khalilzad updates COAS, FM on Taliban talks

By: 24 News      Published: 05:07 PM, 31 Jan, 2020
Zalmy Khalilzad meets COAS

US Special Representative on Afghan Reconciliation Process Zalmay Khalilzad called on Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ in Rawalpindi on Friday.

According to a statement issued by the ISPR, overall regional security situation with the focus on the Afghan reconciliation process and other issues were discussed during the meeting.

Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad thanked the Army Chief for facilitating the Afghan peace process.

Meeting with Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad met in Islamabad on Friday and agreed to continue consultations on the Afghan peace process.

The meeting that took place at the Foreign Office discussed joint efforts for restoring peace in Afghanistan and the current situation in the region.

Qureshi expressed the hope that peace deal between the United States and Taliban would pave way for ‘Intra-Afghan Dialogue’ and also prove beneficial for stability in Afghanistan. He said Pakistan as its shared responsibility would continue to support efforts for peace in Afghanistan.

Zalmay Khalilzad updated Foreign Minister Qureshi on the ongoing peace talks with Taliban and lauded the reconciliatory role of Pakistan in that regard.