Khalilzad: We seek to preserve Afghanistan’s 18-year achievements
Kabul: Afghanistan (PMG):
Reporter: Firdous Rasouli
Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Envoy for Afghan Peace Process, said that Washington is trying to preserve the achievements of Afghanistan for the past 18 years and its citizens, Khalilzad, who is currently engaged in a dialogue with his European counterparts on the peace process in Afghanistan, has stated to his allies that Washington is confident they will maintain the achievements of Afghanistan which are gained in past 18 years by US and international community. Mr. Khalilzad said: “We have shared our common values and will continue to consider Afghanistan’s 18-year political and social achievements in the peace process.”
While Khalilzad has stated earlier in a meeting with NATO Secretary General, that if Washington decides to withdraw from Afghanistan, they will withdraw from jointly with European allies. Preserving the 18-year achievements of Afghanistan is discussed at a time when the Special Inspector General John F. Sopko had warned that if peace talks failed, the situation in Afghanistan would be worse than before.