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Afghan peace: US special envoy arrives in Islamabad

IANS  |  Islamabad 

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

Khalilzad's visit came after US wrote a letter to seeking his help in achieving a negotiated settlement of the Afghan war.

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

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

According to a press release, Khalilzad will also meet Afghan Ashraf Ghani, and other stakeholders to coordinate closely on efforts to bring the to the negotiating table with the

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



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 14:16 IST