Delay in intra-Afghan talks provides opportunities for spoilers: Khalilzad



DOHA, JUL 4 –  US Special Representative for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad urges that delay in the start of intra-Afghan talks could provide opportunities for spoilers.

Apparently, the conditions have not yet been set for the start of the Afghan talks. As Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special envoy for peace in Afghanistan has raised concern about the delay.

The US envoy, in a video call with President Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, the head of the High National Reconciliation Council, emphasized that remaining issues surrounding the start of intra-Afghan negotiations should be resolved as soon as possible. “On peace, we emphasized the immediate step is to rapidly resolve the remaining issues surrounding the start of intra-Afghan negotiations. Delay provides opportunities for spoilers,” Khalilzad tweeted.
Furthermore, Intra-Afghan talks are expected to take place in Doha this month. But before that, about 20 countries are scheduled to meet to discuss peace in Afghanistan.