US top envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Pakistan on crucial visit

US top envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Pakistan on crucial visit
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*ISLAMABAD - The United States’ special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad **arrived in Pakistan on crucial visit.*

*He arrived in Pakistan on Sunday afternoon. *

He is expected to attend a Pakistan-US advisory meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He will also meet civilian and military leaders too.

Khalilzad has been trying to reach a peace deal with the Taliban to end the 18-year-long war in Afghanistan.

During his last trip, Khalilzad urged the parties to sit together to reach an agreement on the political future of Afghanistan.

On April 28, he remarked that there will be no enduring peace in Afghanistan unless the Taliban adapt to the changes that have swept the country since they were ousted in 2001.

Speaking to Tolo News, Khalilzad said the Taliban recognise their government “made a lot mistakes” when it was in power from 1996-2001, and “they have learned a lot”.

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