US and Pakistani officials held delegation-level talks on the Afghan peace process here on Monday, the media reported.
US Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells arrived in Islamabad for a meeting with the government’s interagency delegation led by Additional Secretary Americas Aftab Khokhar, Dawn online reported.
According to media reports, Khalilzad is expected to meet the Taliban in Doha in the coming days, but peace talks have been criticized for failing, so far, over including members of the Afghan government, which the militant group views as a “puppet regime”.
Khan had last week pledged his country’s “unconditional support” for Afghan peace process and urged the Taliban to call off their spring offensive.
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