US envoy seeking support to shakeup Afghan peace process, warring parties object

KABUL/ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON (HRNW) – The U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan proposed a shakeup of the stalled peace process this week, including an interim government and a conference of key players, according to diplomatic and political sources, but his plan faced immediate objections by the warring sides.

Afghan-born U.S. diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad is on a visit to Kabul, Doha and other regional capitals, his first since U.S. President Joe Biden s administration began reviewing its options for the peace process and as time runs out before a May 1 U.S. troop withdrawal deadline.

With peace negotiations in the Qatari capital making little progress and violence in Afghanistan escalating, Khalilzad is trying to build consensus around alternative options with all Afghan sides and key regional players, sources said.

“(The United States) thinks Doha isn t working and needs impetus and an alternate approach,” said one diplomatic source who closely follows the process.

Be the first to comment on "US envoy seeking support to shakeup Afghan peace process, warring parties object"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*