The US Secretary of State’s Particular Consultant for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, arrived in Pakistan on Thursday, two days later than anticipated.
In accordance with the International Workplace, Khalilzad had taken the Pakistan facet into confidence in regards to the delay in his arrival within the nation.
The spokesperson didn’t specify the size of the envoy’s keep, saying that the go to may span over one to 4 days. The spokesperson confirmed that senior US official Lisa Curtis will even accompany Khalilzad within the conferences.
In accordance with FO Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal, Khalilzad is predicted to fulfill Pakistan’s civilian and navy leaders throughout his keep and he’ll ask Pakistan to assist persuade the Afghan Taliban to come back again to the negotiation desk. “Pakistan has additionally maintained we wish an Afghan-led Afghan-owned resolution to imbroglio,” mentioned the FO spokesperson.
He added that Pak-US relations, the Afghan peace course of and border administration will even be mentioned throughout the conferences the envoy conducts.
Khalilzad is main an intra-agency delegation and can meet officers in every nation with the intention to “facilitate an inclusive peace course of in Afghanistan”, a handout from the US State Division mentioned.
The envoy’s four-nation journey is predicted to finish on Jan 21.
A press launch from the US State Division had careworn that the US’ want to succeed in a “political settlement” to the Afghan battle and “empower the Afghan folks to chart a shared course for his or her nation’s future”.
“The US helps the need of the Afghan folks and the worldwide group for a political settlement that ends the 40-year battle and ensures Afghanistan by no means once more serves as a platform for worldwide terrorism,” the assertion added.
It additional claimed that the US objective is to “promote dialogue amongst Afghans” and be sure that all involved events attain an answer that may enable “each Afghan citizen [to] get pleasure from equal rights and obligations underneath the rule of legislation”.
The US particular envoy is actively attempting to dealer a political resolution to the Afghan battle and has held a number of conferences with the management of Afghanistan in addition to that of different international locations within the area, together with Pakistan.
He has additionally held three rounds of talks with the Afghan Taliban with the intention to attain a settlement that will enable the US to withdraw its military and finish a 17-year-old battle — America’s longest.