Pakistani Army Chief, U.S. Special Envoy Hold Talks On Afghan Peace Process

ISLAMABAD, Sept 15 (NNN-PPI) – Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, met with visiting U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, in Rawalpindi yesterday and discussed matters related to the Afghan peace process.

Khalilzad arrived in Pakistan, following the start of intra-Afghan negotiations in Qatar, that are aimed at deciding the future political system in Afghanistan, and to end the war.

An army statement said that, matters of mutual interest, regional security and ongoing Afghan reconciliation process were discussed during the meeting, at the army’s General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.

The statement quoted Bajwa as saying that, Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has given clear vision regarding peace and connectivity in the region and all elements of national power are united towards making that vision a reality, to ensure long-awaited peace, progress and prosperity in the region.

The U.S. embassy in Islamabad, in its statement, said that, Khalilzad thanked Pakistan for its role in advancing the Afghan peace process.– NNN-PPI