U.S. Envoy Meets Afghan Politicians, Jihadi Leaders

The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, has met with a number of Afghan politicians and jihadi leaders in the capital, Kabul.

The Killid Group
2 Mar 2021
U.S. Envoy Meets Afghan Politicians, Jihadi Leaders

Following his meetings with Afghan leaders, Ambassador Khalilzad met with jihadi leader Abdul Rab Rasool Sayyaf and former Finance Minister Omar Zakhelwal.

He has also met with Mohammad Muhaqiq, Leader of People’s Islamic Unity party of Afghanistan and Mohammad Karim Khalili, former Vice President and Leader of the Hezb-e-Wahdat-e Islami party of Afghanistan.

Earlier on Monday, he met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the peace broker Abdullah Abdullah, who chairs the High Council for National Reconciliation to oversee the peace negotiations with the Taliban.

The U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad on Monday arrived in the capital, Kabul, and met with Afghan leaders as peace efforts are underway in Doha.

Following his trip to the Afghan capital, Ambassador Khalilzad is set to travel to Doha and other countries in the region for Afghanistan’s peace process.

It was Khalilzad’s first trip to Afghanistan and the region under U.S. President Joe Biden. He remained on the job as peace negotiator after President-elect Joe Biden took office.

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