Special Representative Khalilzad Travels to Norway and Qatar

العربية العربية, اردو اردو

U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
Media Note
October 27, 2020


U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad departed for Oslo on October 26.  In Norway, he discussed international coordination and support of the Afghan peace process.  In Doha, Ambassador Khalilzad will meet with the negotiating teams to follow up on ongoing discussions to reduce violence and press both sides to immediately stem the recent increase in violence that Afghans across the country are being forced to bear.  Too many Afghans are dying.  The sides urgently need an agreement on a reduction of violence leading to a permanent and comprehensive ceasefire.  Along with international partners, Ambassador Khalilzad will press the two negotiating teams to accelerate their efforts and agree to a political roadmap that ends Afghanistan’s 40-year-long war.  The sides must move past procedure and into substantive negotiations.  American and international assistance remains available to all sides.

This translation is provided as a courtesy and only the original English source should be considered authoritative.
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