The U.S. envoy for Afghan peace Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said he had productive discussions President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah and Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani.
Khalilzad said in a Twitter post the discussions focused on next steps and efforts underway to form an inclusive and effective negotiating team.
Ambassador Khalilzad arrived in Kabul earlier this week as part of his latest trip for peace in Afghanistan.
The State Department in a statement said “Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad will travel to Afghanistan and Qatar from July 22 – August 1, as part of an overall effort to facilitate a peace process that ends the conflict in Afghanistan.”
The statement further added “In Kabul, Special Representative Khalilzad will consult closely with the Afghan government on next steps in the peace process, including identifying a national negotiating team that can participate in intra-Afghan negotiations.”
The Statement Department also added that Ambassador Khalilzad will resume talks with the Taliban in Doha.