U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad calls on the Prime Minister

September 22, 2019


U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in New York today. They discussed Afghanistan and Pakistan-U.S. joint efforts for peace in Afghanistan.

The Prime Minister appreciated Amb. Khalilzad’s efforts for promoting a peaceful, political settlement in Afghanistan. He recalled that Pakistan had always held that there was no military solution to the Afghan conflict. Pakistan would, therefore, continue to support all initiatives towards achieving a sustainable peace in Afghanistan and hoped for an early resumption of the peace process.

Condemning the recent surge of violence in Afghanistan, the Prime Minister said that peace in Afghanistan was vital to advancing his Government’s vision for a peaceful neighborhood and for economic development and regional stability. All parties must play their role in strengthening peace and promoting reconciliation as a shared responsibility

Amb. Khalilzad appreciated the Prime Minister’s support for the Afghan peace and reconciliation process, and said he looked forward to continue working with Pakistan for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

New York
September 22, 2019