Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad departed on May 5 for travel to Doha, New Delhi, and Islamabad. In Doha, Ambassador Khalilzad will meet with Taliban representatives to press for full implementation of the U.S.-Taliban agreement. In New Delhi, he will meet with Indian officials to discuss the important role of India in a sustainable peace in Afghanistan and the region. In Islamabad, he will meet with Pakistani officials and also discuss the Afghan peace process. At each stop, he will urge support for an immediate reduction in violence, accelerated timeline for the start of intra-Afghan negotiations, and cooperation among all sides in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in Afghanistan.
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