Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad Travels to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Qatar

Office of the Spokesperson

Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad departed on June 5 for travel to Doha, Islamabad, and Kabul. The primary focus of Ambassador Khalilzad’s trip is to obtain agreement between the Afghan parties on the practical next steps necessary for a smooth start to intra-Afghan negotiations. In addition, building on his last visit, he will review with the parties the implementation of all commitments in the U.S.-Taliban Agreement and the U.S.-Afghanistan Joint Declaration, specifically reduced violence and prisoner releases