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US envoy to lead delegation to facilitate Afghan peace

ANI  |  Washington D.C. [USA] 

Special for Reconciliation Ambassador Khalilzad will lead an interagency delegation to India, China, Afghanistan, and from January 8 to 21.

According to a from the Department of State, Khalilzad will meet with senior government officials in each country to facilitate an intra-Afghan political settlement.

The has also extended its support to the desire of the Afghan people and the international community for a political settlement that ends the 40-year conflict and ensures that 'never again serves as a platform for international terrorism'.

"Special Khalilzad will meet with officials and other interested parties to support and facilitate an inclusive peace process in Afghanistan, empowering the Afghan people to chart a shared course for their nation's future", the stated.

The special US will continue to coordinate his efforts with Afghan Ashraf Ghani, Abdullah, and other Afghan stakeholders to ensure an intra-Afghan peace process.

"The U.S. goal is to promote dialogue among Afghans about how to end the conflict and to encourage the parties to come together at the negotiating table to reach a political settlement where every Afghan citizen enjoys equal rights and responsibilities under the rule of law," read the

During his last trip in December, Special Khalilzad had reiterated that the only solution to the conflict is for all parties to sit together and reach an agreement on the political future of with mutual respect and acceptance.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 05:50 IST