The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation has told Taliban to put down arms, stop violence and embrace.
“In our opening session, I underscored to the Talibs that the Afghan people, who are their brothers & sisters, want this war to end. It is time to put down arms, stop the violence, & embrace peace,” Khalilzad said in a Twitter post.
He also added “Peace will require that we find common-ground on four inter-connected issues: troop withdrawal, counter-terrorism assurances, intra-Afghan dialogue & negotiations, and reduction in violence leading to a comprehensive ceasefire. Nothing will be final until we agree on all 4 issues.”
The sixth round of peace talks between the U.S. and Taliban representatives kicked off on Wednesday in Doha, the capital city of Qatar.