Foreign Minister meets with U.S. Special Representative for Afghan Peace
KABUL – The Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Haneef Atmar, held a VTC meeting with the U.S. State Department's Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Mr. Zalmay Khalilzad.
During the meeting, which was attended by the U.S. Charge d'Affairs in Kabul Mr. Ross Wilson, the two sides exchanged views on the latest developments and challenges regarding the ongoing peace negotiations in Doha.
They discussed strengthening the international community's support for the second round of peace talks between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban, and continuing the joint efforts between Kabul and Washinton for the success of the peace process.
Mr. Atmar praised the Afghan-U.S. joint efforts for finding a peaceful solution to the conflict in Afghanistan and emphasized the importance of mobilizing international support and regional consensus around the peace process.
Pleased with the start of the second round of peace talks, Mr. Khalilzad assured the Afghan Foreign Minister of the United States full support to the Afghan peace process and Washington's commitment to long-term cooperation in countering terrorism and promoting regional peace and stability.