Khalilzad to Attend Moscow Conference on Afghanistan
The United States Department of State has confirmed that the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, will participate in the upcoming Moscow conference that is scheduled for end of this week.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_“Well, to answer your question on the peace process in Afghanistan as well as Special Representative Khalilzad, as of last week the Secretary said we are engaging in the region and international partners to try to accelerate progress towards a political settlement, and as a part of our ongoing efforts to encourage this important peace process, Ambassador Khalilzad does plan to attend the meeting in Moscow,” US State Department spokesman said.
“This meeting will complement all other international efforts to support the Afghanistan peace process and also reflects the international community’s concerns about the progress to date,” he added.
Meanwhile, the High Council for National Reconciliation confirmed that , head of the council, along with a -ranking_delegation, will travel to Moscow on Wednesday to attend the conference.
The meeting comes amid new developments in the peace efforts in Afghanistan, which include the US Secretary of State Antony ’s_letter to President Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, and the -proposed_draft for Afghan peace shared with Afghan leaders.