The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad met with the leaders of the Government of National Unity after returning to Kabul from Abu Dhabi where he had met with the Taliban group leaders.

Ambassador Khalilzad said Thursday that he met with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul on Wednesday night.

He posted an online statement in his Twitter account and said the Abu Dhabi meetings were discussed during the meeting with President Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah.

According to Ambassador Khalilzad, next steps regarding an intra-Afghan dialogue were also discussed during the meeting.

The third round of direct talks between the United States and Taliban ended on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi of United Arab Emirates.

Ambassador Khalilzad posted an online statement in Twitter after the conclusion of the meeting in Abu Dhabi, saying he had productive meetings in UAE with the Afghan and international partners to promote intra-Afghan dialogue towards ending the conflict in Afghanistan.