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Khan meets US special envoy, promises help for Afghan peace

IANS  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan's on Wednesday met US Special Representative for Reconciliation Khalilzad here and reaffirmed Islamabad's "abiding interest" in achieving lasting peace in war-torn

Khalilzad told Khan that "the US leadership looked forward to working with in furthering the shared goal of peace through a political settlement in Afghanistan", Dawn online reported citing a statement by

During the meeting, Khan emphasised the importance of boosting regular bilateral engagement in priority areas especially trade, investment, education, health and social sector development, the statement said.

Khalilzad is on his third visit to since he took charge of the office dealing with peace and reconciliation in in September.

He accompanied US of to just a day after his appointment and later visited the country again in October.

Khalilzad had met Pakistan's on Tuesday and had reiterated US Donald Trump's desire to seek Islamabad's cooperation for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

According to Geo News, Qureshi assured the US side of Pakistan's steadfast support for a negotiated settlement in Afghanistan.

Khalilzad also held a meeting with

The will travel to Afghanistan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Belgium, the and during his 18-day tour till to December 20.

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



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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 18:46 IST