Zalmay Khalilzad done amazing job by bringing the parties to the peace table: US

Vastavam web: Special US Representative on Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad has done an amazing job by bringing the parties to the peace table, the Trump Administration said as the envoy briefed lawmakers in the US capitol on the progress in the peace process.

“I think that the ambassador has done an amazing job at bringing the parties to the table that many in the US government probably thought would never be able to get to the table,” State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus told reporters here Wednesday.

“He’s making slow and steady progress in these talks,” Ortagus said soon after Khalilzad briefed Congressmen.

“I know he completed another round recently. While he has an incredibly tough job, I think that he is doing something that is important to the president, the secretary and the American people: to try to get a peaceful solution in Afghanistan,” she said in response to a question.

During the briefing, Senator Bob Menendez said the peace process must incorporate the views of the different ethnicities and political factions across the country. The US must insist on an intra-Afghan dialogue and actively participate in helping to shape the terms of those negotiations, he said.