Khalilzad in Doha to help structure a plan to resolve Afghan crisis
U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad left for Doha over the weekend where he will “help formulate a joint international response to the rapidly deteriorating situation in Afghanistan”, the State Department reported.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_According to a statement, Khalilzad will hold several rounds of meetings over three days, and representatives from countries in the region and beyond as well as from will press for a reduction of violence and and a commitment not to recognize a government imposed by force.
is also expected to press the Taliban to stop their military offensive and to negotiate a political settlement.
“The increased tempo of Taliban military engagement, resulting civilian casualties in armed conflict between the sides, and alleged atrocities are of grave concern,” the State Department noted.
“A negotiated peace is the only path to ending the war, and the United States will continue to work with all parties and with regional and to advance a consensus on a political settlement.”