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US Negotiator seeking to end Afghanistan’s War

US Taliban Peace Deal 2020 (All Round View File Photo)

All Round View (Peshawar): US negotiator seeking to end Afghanistan’s war voiced hope Wednesday that the Kabul government can reach a side deal with Pakistan, whose historic support of the Taliban has long tested relations.
The Taliban and the Afghan government have opened slow-moving peace talks in Qatar as the United States starts withdrawing its forces from Afghanistan to end its longest-ever war.
Zalmay Khalilzad, the US point man on Afghanistan, said that both Prime Minister Imran Khan and Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa have been “helpful” in the diplomacy.
“We are seeking an agreement between Afghanistan and Pakistan as an adjunct to internal peace,” Khalilzad told a forum at the University of Chicago’s Pearson Institute by video from Doha.
Both countries would “agree that their territory will not be allowed to be used against the other by extremist groups or groups that would undermine the security of the other,” he said.
Pakistan had hailed the Feb 29 agreement between the United States and the Taliban, in which
Khalilzad who visited Islamabad last month said he saw economic incentives for Pakistan, which suffers severe power shortages and could import power from electricity-rich Central Asia if the Afghan government and Taliban reach a deal.
“There are economic reasons that would be transformative for the region should peace in Afghanistan come,” Khalilzad said.
President Donald Trump in 2018 slashed $300 million in US security assistance to Pakistan, saying it was failing to fight radical elements.

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