Left Menu
Development News Edition

Afghan peace: US special envoy arrives in Islamabad


US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad arrived here on Tuesday for meetings with Pakistan's political and military leadership about bringing the Afghan Taliban to peace talks.

Khalilzad's visit came after US President Donald Trump wrote a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan seeking his help in achieving a negotiated settlement of the Afghan war.

"Trump asked Pakistan to play its role in Afghan peace talks aimed at catalyzing an end to the 17-year invasion of Afghanistan by US troops", Pakistan's Foreign Ministry had said in a statement.

In a stepped-up effort to find a peaceful end to the Afghan war, the special envoy will travel to Afghanistan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar during his 18-day tour till to December 20, Geo News reported.

According to a press release, Khalilzad will also meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and other stakeholders to coordinate closely on efforts to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table with the Afghan government.

Khalilzad last visited the region in November, where he met with members of the Afghan civil society and other government officials.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


TRENDING

OPINION/BLOG/INTERVIEW

Sentiment Analysis of Twitter users during COP 25: Governments losing trust on Climate Action

Sentiment analysis of Twitter users during COP25 in Madrid, being held from December 2-13, shows widespread fear on climate change due to global warming but almost no trust on governments in meeting the emission targets. In the analysis the...

These innovators are making humanitarian response more efficient

These alarming trends prompt a call for the world to not only address the ongoing crisis but also to adopt innovative approaches to fulfill the growing humanitarian needs in such emergencies. ...

Hyderabad Encounter: A sentiment analysis of public mood on day of encounter

Sentiment analysis of twitter users revealed that they showered salutes on Hyderabad police for eliminating alleged gang rapists of the veterinary doctor but only a few believe in cops version of successive events leading to encounter....

Hyderabad Encounter: Time to review modern judiciary and restore people’s confidence

Its probably for the first time in the history of independent India, the parliamentarians, chief ministers and ministers in the Union and State governments are openly supporting an encounter. This indicates the people from top to bottom hav...

Videos

Latest News

Ivory Coast farmers push back against cocoa output cap

Cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast say they plan to ramp up production and establish new plantations, potentially jeopardizing a new policy to cap output and boost prices from next year.The West African countrys cocoa regulator CCC said in Octobe...

SPECIAL REPORT-Egypt’s strongman extends crackdown to a new foe: soap operas

Gamal el Adls company is one of the most popular television producers in the Middle East. Its gritty soap operas, touching on drug addiction amongst the middle classes, sexual abuse and life in a womens prison, have been hits on TV in Egypt...

Ranji: Mumbai thrash Baroda by 309 runs

Domestic giants Mumbai began their 2019-2020 Ranji Trophy season on a winning note, as they thrashed Baroda by 309 runs in their Elite Group B game here on Thursday. Baroda set a stiff target of 533 runs and needed another 460 runs to win....

Wabtec inaugurates engineering & tech centre in Bengaluru

The US-based rail equipment company Wabtec Corporation on Thursday said it has inaugurated an engineering and technology centre in Bengaluru. Wabtec India Engineering and Technology Centre WITEC is a world-class facility designed to support...

Give Feedback