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US Special Representative Khalilzad meets EAM Jaishankar, Doval

The US Special Representative on Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad visited India on Tuesday and called on External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in the presence of NSA Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, said sources.

Khalilzad had visited India on a similar mission on May 7. This was his fifth visit to India since January 2019.

Khalilzad appreciated India’s participation in the Intra-Afghan Negotiations (IAN) held in Doha on September 12.

He briefed about the US assessment of IAN and shared the US perspective on the Afghan peace process.

The two sides discussed future steps and possible cooperation between India and the US in furthering the Afghan peace process.

They also deliberated upon how to promote regional and international cooperation with regard to Afghanistan.