Khalilzad briefs Ghani on peace talks with Taliban
KABUL: The United States’ special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that there has not been any significant progress in his peace talks with the Taliban.
However, Khalilzad said he was hopeful of reaching an understanding with the group on reduction of hostilities, but did not offer any timeframe, according to a statement issued by the presidential palace on Saturday.
After concluding talks in Doha, Brussels and Islamabad, Khalilzad arrived in Kabul on Saturday where he separately held discussions with Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on US-Taliban talks.
According to Ghani’s office, Khalilzad hoped the peace talks to end the 18-year war will reach a conclusion. – Al-Jazeera