Zalmay Khalilzad to undertake visit of region again for a new round of talks with Taliban

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WASHINGTON: US special envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad will start a new trip and will head towards Pakistan, Afghanistan and other countries 0f the region in connection with new round of talks with Taliban.

During the trip which will continue till April 10, he will undertake visit of Belgium, UK, Jordan and Uzbekistan so that international support could be mustered in perspective of ongoing efforts for a peace deal with Taliban in Afghanistan.

US state department has not confirmed whether Khalilzad will hold fresh talks with Taliban or otherwise but US has said Khalilzad will stay in Qatar where talks are held with Taliban usually.

US special envoy had met representatives of China, Russia and European Union last week.
The emphasis on negotiations among Afghans comes as the Taliban refuse to sit down for talks with the internationally recognized government of President Ashraf Ghani, despite US appeals
According to foreign news agency state department further said Khalilzad visit is part of the efforts designed for facilitating peace process so that all stake holders of Afghanistan could be made part of special talks.

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