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US Special Representative on Afghanistan visiting India

Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Representative on Afghanistan is visiting India and other countries in the region as part of the process for an intra-Afghan political settlement
Jan 10, 2019
WASHINGTON: Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Representative on Afghanistan is visiting India and other countries in the region as part of the process for an intra-Afghan political settlement. His visit begins a day after the Taliban turned down an offer for further talks with the US on Tuesday.
 
"Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad will lead an inter-agency delegation to India, China, Afghanistan, and Pakistan from January 8-21," a Department statement said Tuesday.
 
"He will meet senior government officials in each country to facilitate an intra-Afghan political settlement,” the statement said.
 
His India visit was announced a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump held a telephonic conversation and agreed to further strengthen bilateral relations.

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