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US special envoy seeks Pakistan's help for Afghan peace

IANS  |  Islamabad 

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

During his meeting with Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Khalilzad reiterated US Donald Trump's desire to seek Pakistan's assistance for peace and stability in

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

Khalilzad also held a meeting with in which officials from diplomatic, security and defence from both sides were present. "Peace and political settlement in Afghanistan were discussed," tweeted.

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. 20:16 IST