US, Pakistan talks underway on Afghan peace process

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US, Pakistan talks underway on Afghan peace process

ISLAMABAD: Delegation-level talks between Pakistan and the United States are under way at the Foreign Office to discuss progress on the Afghan peace process.
The Pakistani delegation is being led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua while the American delegation is being headed by United States Special Representative for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad.
“Tehmina Janjua held talks with US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation on efforts to promote peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan,” Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal tweeted.
Khalilzad will also hold separate meetings with the top civil and military leadership during his visit to the country.
A day earlier, the US Afghan peace envoy said relations between the US and Pakistan would not improve until Islamabad reconsiders its policies pertaining to Kabul.
According to Afghan media outlet Tolo News, Khalilzad while addressing youth in the Bamiyan, Jawzjan, and Parwan provinces via a video call highlighted that in addition to a potential peace deal between the Afghan Taliban and the US, Islamabad and Kabul, too, shall reach an agreement through which Pakistan would be able to play a more “a constructive role in Afghanistan”.

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