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PublishDate: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 09:48

Khalilzad to press Taliban, Afghan officials on peace talks

Khalilzad left one day after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing agreement that could help the peace process move forward.
In Doha, Khalilzad will meet with Taliban officials to discuss carrying out a Feb. 29 U.S.-Taliban agreement that called for prisoner releases by both sides and to "press for steps necessary to commence intra-Afghan negotiations, including a significant reduction of violence," the State Department said.
In Kabul, Khalilzad will meet with senior government officials "to explore steps the Afghan government needs to take to make intra-Afghan negotiations begin

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