U.S. government special representative arrives in Doha to promote peace talks in Afghanistan

Zalmay Khalilzad, special representative of the U.S. government for reconciliation in Afghanistan, carried out “shuttle diplomacy” in Doha, Qatar, on January 1, in order to promote the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Afghan government. The Afghan government has held peace talks with Doha since September 12. The two sides disagreed on how to formulate a code of conduct to guide the negotiations, which led to a deadlock in the peace talks. Major issues such as cease-fire and governance mode that will determine the future of Afghanistan have not been involved. The U.S. State Department issued a statement before Khalilzad’s arrival, saying the senior diplomat will meet with the Afghan government and the negotiating team to learn about the efforts of the two sides to reach an agreement. Before his arrival, Khalilzad tweeted on social media that the Afghans and the international community are closely following the peace talks and expect both sides to make progress in drawing up a road map for the political future of Afghanistan and a permanent and comprehensive cease-fire. Agence France Presse reported that although there was no formal meeting between the Afghan government and the past three days, “behind the scenes discussions” continued. Micro special manuscript