The Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar said he had ‘useful discussions’ with the U.S. envoy for Afghan peace Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad regarding peace efforts in Afghanistan.

Dr. Jaishankar said in a Twitter post he had useful discussions with U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad.

Furthermore, Dr. Jaishankar said “Provided a comprehensive update on the situation in Afghanistan. Shared views on how we could work together effectively.”

Ambassador Khalilzad said late on Monday that he  will visit Delhi after making ‘excellent progress’ in the talks on a potential deal with Taliban.

Ambassador Khalilzad said in a Twitter post “Building on excellent progress in Kabul last week, I’ve spent the last few days in Doha, focused on the remaining issues in completing a potential deal with the Taliban that would allow for a conditions-based troop withdrawal. We have made excellent progress.”

Calling his visit to Delhi as pre-scheduled, Ambassador Khalilzad said the meetings aim to further build international consensus in support of the Afghan peace process.

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