ISLAMABAD: United States Unique Envoy for Afghan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad on Monday visited Pakistan as part of Washington’s new polite push on the Afghan peace procedure.
Khalilzad fulfilled Military Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa at the General Headquarters. Besides the elderly armed forces and also knowledge management, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Safety Moeed Yusuf and also Unique Rep for Afghanistan Ambassador Mohammad Sadiq also participated in the conference.
” Matters of shared passion, local safety and security and recurring Afghanistan Settlement Process were talked about throughout the conference,” the ISPR stated in a statement.
The US agent’s newest see to Islamabad follows the Biden administration proposed a power-sharing plan with the Afghan government and the Taliban. Khalilzad delivered the new proposal to the two sides throughout his current check outs to Kabul and Doha.
United States is asking Turkey to hold a meeting for settling contract
The proposition shared by US with the Covering government and Taliban pertain to future constitutional and controling setup, “a roadmap to a new, inclusive government”, as well as terms of “an irreversible and also thorough ceasefire”.
Taliban spokesman Mohammad Naeem has actually confirmed that the group has actually received the proposal as well as was inside deliberating on it for establishing its feedback.
First Vice Head Of State Amrullah Saleh, at the same time, at an event in Kabul on Monday, according to Afghan media, stated “there will certainly never ever be any type of compromise on Afghanistan’s Constitution and also on individuals’s right to vote”.
There was no word from the Pakistani side regarding just how it was seeing the new United States proposition.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in a letter to President Ashraf Ghani, had actually underscored the urgency for a political settlement of the Afghan dispute, while cautioning that “Taliban can make rapid territorial gains” in the scenario of a United States withdrawal.
US, under the arrangement signed with Taliban in Feb 2020, needs to complete its withdrawal from Afghanistan by May 1. Nonetheless, the brand-new management is presently undertaking a testimonial of the tranquility offer authorized with the Taliban. Blinken in his letter had actually emphasised that no alternative was for the moment being eliminated given that the review procedure was in progress.
The secretary of state had in his letter advised President Ghani to help developing agreement in Afghanistan on settlement with Taliban on “governance, power sharing, as well as vital supporting principles”.
Washington has, additionally, initiated a “top-level polite initiative” with the local countries for developing a unified strategy for sustaining the peace process. Hereof, US is asking for the United Nations to assemble a conference of the foreign ministers as well as agents from Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, India, and United States.
The Biden management is asking Turkey to host a conference of elderly reps of the Covering federal government as well as Taliban for settling a peace contract.
On the ceasefire problem, regarding which the Taliban have actually hesitated to speak as long as a last settlement is not attained, the US has suggested a 90-day decrease in physical violence so as to sustain the most up to date diplomatic initiative as well as at the same time pre-empt the launch of Taliban’s annual spring offensive.
Ambassador Khalilzad had on Sunday called Indian External Matters Priest S. Jaishankar to inform him on the most up to date growths in the Covering peace procedure including the current United States proposal.