The U.S. envoy for Afghan peace Zalmay Khalilzad released the details of his meetings in Qatar including the engagement with the Taliban in Doha.
Khalilzad issued a statement on Twitter, stating that he and Adam Boehler, the CEO of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation held important meetings during their trip in Qatari capital of Doha.
“@AdamUSDFC & I have concluded mtgs in Doha. With QIA & @qatar_fund, we discussed the possibility of co-investing in Afghan projects to consolidate peace & unlock regional prosperity. The potential to amplify investment impact in #Afghanistan with like-minded partners is real,” Khalilzad said.
He also added “In follow on mtg w/ the Taliban, we underscored the econ development oppts that will follow a sustainable peace. We agreed developing plans in support of peace can never start too early, assuming the 2 sides can overcome final hurdles on the path to intra-Afghan negotiations.”
Meanwhile, Khalilzad said “Mullah Baradar and his team were engaged and the Taliban recognize all Afghans will have to make compromises in order to draw in the required investment in Afghanistan’s future.”