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US envoy in Taliban talks seeks peace deal before July

AFP  |  Washington 

The is hoping can strike a peace agreement including the before elections scheduled for July, US Khalilzad has said.

"It will be better for if we could a get peace agreement before the election, which is scheduled before July," the told a conference on Friday, adding that there remained "a lot of work" to do.

Ashraf Ghani, who was elected in a fraud-tainted poll in 2014, is seeking a second term in conflict-riven Afghanistan's delayed presidential ballot.

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 02:10 IST