What did American officials say when they met behind closed doors with Khalilzad?
Reporter: Moner Mukhtar
The head of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Jim Rich) has reported on progress in talks between the American delegation and the Taliban, according to internal media reports. Zamani Khalilzad has made progress in talks with the Taliban, according to Republican senator Jim Rich and head of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee. “The issue is always how far progress has been made and whether it can reach the ultimate goal,” the official said.
Meanwhile, the Associated Press reported by quoting Democratic Senator Bob Minds that the American people are calling for the return of US troops from Afghanistan, but he says it is crucial to reach this goal. “There is a deep disagreement between the views of the intelligence community about Zalmay Khalilzad’s peace prospects and optimism,” Menendez said.
Nonetheless, Zalmay Khalilzad, the special envoy to Afghanistan’s peace after the meeting, says that he has met with Taliban representatives six times since his election as a special envoy to the US Department of State, but this is the first time who has reported to US lawmakers about these calls.
The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, ensuring Afghanistan’s non-use of Afghanistan to carry out attacks against the United States, initiating interfaith talks and providing ceasefire on the issues discussed in Mr. Khalilzad’s talks with the Taliban. The Special Representative of the US Department of State for Afghanistan’s Peace has emphasized that all these options will not be agreed upon, no issues will be agreed upon.