Khalilzad met Pak army chief | Khalilzad met Pak army chief

Islamabad, 9 October (IANS). During an unannounced visit to Islamabad, US Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad called on Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa as efforts are underway to persuade the Taliban for a ceasefire.

According to The Express Tribune, during the visit on Thursday, Khalilzad was accompanied by US General Austin Scott Miller, commander of the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan.

The military media wing of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement, matters related to mutual interest in the region, peace and stability, Pakistan-Afghanistan border management and current developments in the Afghan peace process were discussed.

“The visiting dignitaries appreciated the positive role played by Pakistan in the Afghan peace process,” the statement said.

Khalilzad and Bajwa also held talks last month when Khalilzad visited Pakistan.

Pakistan has played a key role in persuading the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government.



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