Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad departed on June 5 for travel to Doha, Islamabad, and Kabul. The primary focus of Ambassador Khalilzad’s trip is to obtain agreement between the Afghan parties on the practical next steps necessary for a smooth start to intra-Afghan negotiations. In addition, building on his last visit, he will review with the parties the implementation of all commitments in the U.S.-Taliban Agreement and the U.S.-Afghanistan Joint Declaration, specifically reduced violence and prisoner releases
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