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US special envoy holds talks on Afghanistan with Pak officials

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Senior US Khalilzad on Tuesday held talks with Pakistani officials here to help bring the into negotiations in order to end the over 17-year

Khalilzad, who is the US for Afghan reconciliation, arrived from where he had discussions with the top leadership over the issue of peace in the war-torn country.

said in a series of tweets that Khalilzad held delegation-level talks with senior officials led by

Khalilzad also met and discussed various bilateral and regional issues with focus on the unrest.

Faisal said that Qureshi "reiterated Pakistan's efforts for achieving peace in Afghanistan".

The said will continue to play its role for a to the Afghan conflict. He said welcomes US efforts for peace in Afghanistan.

Afghan-origin Khalilzad served as a special envoy of President following the fall of the government in 2001. He also served as US to Afghanistan.

He is seen in Pakistan as a hawk who has often accused of supporting militants.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 20:15 IST