WION New Delhi
Aug 06, 2019, 09.45 PM
US envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad on Tuesday met India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and briefed about the situation in Afghanistan.
Both sides "shared views on how we could work together effectively", said Jaishankar in a tweet.
This Khalilzad's third trip to India in 2019 and comes even as Afghan Peace Process gathers pace.
Useful discussions with US Special Representative @US4AfghanPeace Zalmay Khalilzad. Provided a comprehensive update on the situation in Afghanistan. Shared views on how we could work together effectively. pic.twitter.com/f5alfdB5cj
Zalmay came directly to Delhi from Doha were he held the eighth round of talks with Taliban and a deal is expected soon which will pave way for the American troops to leave the landlocked South Asian country. Taliban expects the deal to be signed between Eid that begins on August 11 and August 14.
Before leaving for Delhi, Zalmay in a tweet said, "My team and Taliban representatives will continue to discuss technical details as well as steps and mechanisms required for a successful implementation of the four-part agreement we've been working towards since my appointment. Agreement on these details is essential".
India backs "Afghan-owned, Afghan-led and Afghan-controlled" peace process and has been engaging with regional countries--Iran, Russia, China, Central Asian countries-- regarding the Afghan peace process.
This is the third by Khalilzad to India in 2019 and comes even as Afghan Peace Process gathers pace.