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US Afghan envoy returning to region to push peace talks

The US special envoy for Afghanistan will return to the country after stops in Europe and the Middle East for an extended diplomatic tour to push the US peace initiative.
Feb 11, 2019
WASHINGTON – The US special envoy for Afghanistan will return to the country after stops in Europe and the Middle East for an extended diplomatic tour to push the US peace initiative.
 
The State Department said in a statement on Sunday that Zalmay Khalilzad, Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation, would spend the rest of February traveling to Belgium, Germany, Turkey, Qatar, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
 
It said the trip is intended "to facilitate a peace process that protects U.S. national security interests and brings all Afghan parties together in an intra-Afghan dialogue through which they can determine a path for their country's future."

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