U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad tackles Afghan peace with Tajikistan leader, Oct. 5, 2020. [Photo: social media]

United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad met with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon Monday in Dushanbe, according to sources, discussing the Afghan peace process and security situation in the region. 

According to local media, Rahmon said Tajikistan “supports the position of the Afghan government to ensure peace and stability” in the region, as he welcomed inter-Afghan negotiation towards ending the four decades of war.

Meanwhile, both sides tackled strengthening of ties between the US and Tajikistan. 

“It was noted that Tajikistan is taking all measures and will continue to make efforts to help resolve the problems of Afghanistan and its socio-economic recovery,” the report said as local media quoted.

This came after US envoy recently visited the Afghan and Taliban delegations in Qatari capital Doha, where he allegedly offered mediation to push through the apparent deadlock on peace talks. But the contract groups refused, saying Afghan and Taliban themselves will solve their problem.

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  • Muhammad Arif Sheva holds a B.A degree in Journalism from Int'l Peace Leadership College Rizal, Philippines. Sheva works as an editor and content writer for Khaama Press.