The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad on Wednesday paid a courtesy call on Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad.
In this meeting, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated his country’s interest in achieving a lasting peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan through a political settlement.
Meanwhile, Khalilzad said that “the US leadership is looking forward to working with Pakistan in furthering the shared goal of peace through a political settlement in Afghanistan”, Dawn.com said in a report by quoting a statement issued by the Prime Minister Khan’s Office.
The press release said that during the "courtesy call" by the US envoy, Prime Minister Khan recalled his personal commitment to the cause of regional peace, Dawn’s report said.
He welcomed the letter written to him by President Trump seeking Pakistan’s cooperation in ending the 17-year-old Afghan conflict, as well as Washington’s “assurance to work with Pakistan on this shared objective”, Dawn’s report said.
Ambassador Khalilzad started his multi-nation tour for Afghan peace this week.
According to the US Department of State, in this trip, Ambassador Khalilzad will travel to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar with an interagency delegation from December 2 to 20 to support and facilitate an inclusive peace process in Afghanistan, empowering the Afghan people to decide their nation’s fate.