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PublishDate: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 13:57

Khalilzad: Afghanistan is facing ‘great challenges ahead’

Zalmay Khalilzad said a day after his resignation as the US State Department’s special envoy for the Afghan reconciliation process that the country was facing major challenges

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_“US forces are out and the war for the United States is over, but this is not the final chapter,” he said in a series of tweets.

also said he remained committed to in Afghanistan and the region.

“I am committed to the possibility of peace and prosperity in Afghanistan and in the wider region. This is what Afghans have yearned for more than 40 years. The United States stands with them,” Khalilzad added.

The -American_diplomat said in the tweets that the United States, the and Afghan leaders would stay in touch and he welcomed Thomas West’s appointment as his successor.

He also thanked the US State Department, Defense and intelligence officials “who joined me on this mission “.

Khalilzad’s resignation came two months after the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) took control of Kabul.

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