US Afghanistan emissary meets Pakistani authorities

Zalmay Khalilzad visits Islamabad for the ninth time this year in an offer to restore harmony talks with Taliban

the unique U.S. agent to Afghanistan on Friday held gatherings with Pakistan’s considerate and military initiative looking for Islamabad’s essential assistance to hit a harmony manage the warring Taliban in neighboring Afghanistan.

Zalmay Khalilzad, visiting Islamabad for the record ninth time in a year, independently met the incredible Army Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi only hours after Washington reported a delay in effectively delicate harmony talks following a baldfaced Taliban assault on a U.S. Army installation in Afghanistan prior this week.

Khalilzad, alongside Paul Jones, U.S. diplomat in Pakistan, met Bajwa at armed force base camp in the army city of Rawalpindi and shared results following the eighth round of U.S.- Taliban harmony talks in Doha and his ongoing commitment in Kabul.

“Local security circumstance with specific reference to progressing Afghanistan compromise process was talked about,” armed force representative Major Gen. Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet without offering any further subtleties.

Qureshi, as far as concerns him, repeated his nation would keep on supporting a smooth advancement and fruitful result of harmony endeavors planned for ending the lingering war in neighboring Afghanistan.

Pakistan, Qureshi stated, as indicated by a Foreign Ministry explanation, has consistently accepted that there is no military answer for the Afghan clash.

Seeking after the restoration of the slowed-down harmony talks, Qureshi emphasized Pakistan’s responsibility to stay drew in with the U.S. furthermore, different partners in encouraging the harmony and compromise process in Afghanistan.

In December 2018, Pakistan masterminded uncommon direct talks among Washington and the Taliban, making ready for an arranged settlement of the contention.

The procedure, in any case, is as yet anticipating a leap forward, as the Taliban have turned down rehashed U.S. demands for the incorporation of the Kabul government in the discussions.

Pakistan likewise encouraged the milestone initially round of direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in Islamabad in July 2015, yet that procedure separated after the Taliban reported the demise of their long-lasting pioneer Mullah Omer, setting off a harsh power battle inside the local army.

Taliban have opened new battlefronts over the war-torn country as of late as Afghan security powers – enduring losses and abandonments – a battle to beat back a rejuvenated uprising.

Prior in the day, Khalilzad, in a progression of tweets, focused on the Taliban “must show they are willing and ready to react to Afghan want for harmony.”

“At the point when I met the Talibs today, I communicated shock about yesterday’s assault on Bagram, which foolishly killed two and injured many regular people,” Khalilzad said.

The U.S. arranging group is taking a “brief delay for them [the Taliban] to counsel their administration on this fundamental point,” he included.

In any case, Suhail Shaheen, Taliban’s Qatar office representative, said on Twitter the delay was settled upon in a gathering between the different sides in “genial and positive environment.”

In the event, five individuals were killed and 70 others, generally regular citizens, were harmed in Afghanistan on Wednesday in an early morning assault on Bagram airbase.

Hours after the assault, the Taliban asserted duty regarding the attack.–Hadisa Ali

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