The top U.S. diplomat in Kabul Ross Wilson met with the former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and political leader Ustad Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf in Kabul.
“Appreciated the opportunity to discuss with @KarzaiH and Ustad Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf the importance of moving forward to implement the May 17 agreement they helped negotiate between President Ghani (@ashrafghani ) and Dr. Abdullah,” Wilson, the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires said in a Twitter post.
He also added “We urge this country’s leaders promptly to establish the new government, create the High Council for National Reconciliation, complete the exchange of prisoners, and move to the opening of intra-Afghan negotiations.”
“The Afghan people have made clear their impatience. Start intra-Afghan negotiations now so that discussions on a permanent and comprehensive ceasefire can begin,” he said.
This comes as efforts are underway to launch the intra-Afghan peace talks in a bid to end the ongoing violence in the country.
The launch of the intra-Afghan talks was marred by political tensions following the controversial announcement of the results of presidential elections. The results were announced amid the signing of a peace deal between Washington and Taliban to find a negotiated political settlement to end the war in the country.