ISLAMABAD – A special envoy of the United States met Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to dicuss the reconciliation process in neighouring Afghanistan today (Tuesday).
US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad held talks with senior Pakistani officials during his visit to Islamabad.
The diplomat met with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi who reiterated his country’s efforts for achieving peace in Afghanistan.
Zalmay Khalilzad calls on Foreign Minister in MOFA today pic.twitter.com/HkbMelqlbG
— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@DrMFaisal) October 9, 2018
Khalilzad arrived in Pakistan after visiting Afghanistan where he met with government leaders and called on parties to the conflict to form their negotiating teams.
He also met Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua for delegation-level talks attended by security, defence, and diplomatic officials from both countries.
Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad @realZalmayMK , Representative of the US Secretary of State on Afghan reconciliation was received by the Foreign Secretary @ForeignOfficePk for delegation level talks. @StateDept @statedeptspox pic.twitter.com/Zep52J0Ah7
— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@ForeignOfficePk) October 9, 2018
Khalilzad was appointed as US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation last month. His mission is to coordinate and lead US efforts to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table.
پاکستان افغانستان میں قیام امن کیلئے امریکی کاوشوں کا خیر مقدم کرتا ہے، افغان تنازعہ کے سیاسی حل کے لیے پاکستان بھرپور کردار ادا کرتا رہا ہے اور کرتا رہے گا، وزیر خارجہ شاہ محمود قریشی
دونوں رہنماؤں نے مستقبل میں تعاون پر بھی اتفاق کیا۔@SMQureshiPTI #NayaPakistan pic.twitter.com/uiBOK7b9N5
— Tehreek-e-Insaf (@InsafPK) October 9, 2018
He is set to travel to UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia after leaving Pakistan.