Khalilzad meets Pak military chief; discusses Afghan peace course of, different points

ISLAMABAD: US particular consultant for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad on Monday met Pakistan Military chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and mentioned the Afghan peace course of amongst different points.
In a press release, Pakistan army’s media wing – the Inter-Providers Public Relations (ISPR) – stated that “issues of mutual curiosity, regional safety, and the continued Afghan Reconciliation Course of have been mentioned through the assembly”.
It stated the visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s position within the ongoing Afghan peace course of.
“All parts of nationwide energy are united in direction of making that imaginative and prescient a actuality to make sure long-awaited peace, progress, and prosperity within the area,” Gen Bajwa stated.
The highly effective military, which has dominated Pakistan for greater than half of its 70 plus years of existence, has hitherto wielded appreciable energy within the issues of safety and overseas coverage.
In a separate assertion, the US Embassy in Islamabad stated Khalilzad met the military chief and expressed appreciation on behalf of the US, “particularly the necessary position that Prime Minister Imran Khan and Common Bajwa performed in facilitating the beginning of the Afghanistan Peace Negotiations in Doha on September 12”.
He confused the necessity for ongoing regional and worldwide assist for this historic alternative for peace.
The Taliban and the Afghan authorities are holding direct talks for the primary time to finish 19 years of battle that has killed tens of hundreds of individuals and ravaged varied components of the nation.
Final month, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani agreed to launch 400 Taliban prisoners, paving the best way for the start of the long-awaited peace course of aimed toward ending almost two-decades of battle within the war-torn nation.
The US inked a peace take care of the Taliban in February this 12 months. The deal supplied for the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, successfully drawing curtains to Washington’s 18-year battle within the nation.
The US has misplaced over 2,400 troopers in Afghanistan since late 2001.

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