(Khaama press):  The United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad left for Qatari capital Doha to “promote” an immediate start of the Intra-Afghan Dialogues.
“He will be traveling in the region to advance ongoing U.S. efforts to promote the immediate start of intra-Afghan negotiations (IAN),” said the Department of State on a statement Saturday. “The Afghan people are ready for a sustainable reduction in violence and a political settlement that will end the war,” the statement read. “Afghan leaders must seize this historic opportunity for peace.” Depicting on Afghan-Taliban prisoners swap, the US exclaimed “all sides have taken important steps to remove obstacles for the start of IAN.  Now is the time to start.” This came at a time the Afghan government and the Taliban representative geared up for a face-to-face negotiation that will determine the future of the Afghanistan, with a notion on achievements of the past two decades to be reserved.