Amid ongoing efforts to find a negotiated settlement to the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, the Afghan government leaders and U.S. envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation have agreed on a new and clear working method regarding peace efforts.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani informed regarding the agreement during a gathering which was attended by Ambassador Khalilzad, representatives of the political parties, civil society, women, youths, private sector, and other officials.

In regards to the new agreement, President Ghani said information would be shared and persistent negotiations would be made regarding specific agenda based on which next steps would be taken.

He also added that necessary attention would be paid regarding the internal, regional, and international situation while dealing with peace process, emphasizing that the situation of the Islamic countries should also be considered and further negotiations should take place regarding the formation of a new framework.

President Ghani said the existing consensus should be further strengthened and in some places where a consensus does not exist must also be considered.

The U.S. envoy for Afghan peace Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad also added that peace efforts would be taken forward in the framework of the new and clear working method.