#U.S. Special Envoy to #Afghanistan Arrives in #Kabul as #Taliban Launch Fresh Attacks – #Khalilzad will be traveling to #SaudiArabia, #UAE, #Pakistan, #Qatar as part of a 10-day trip in an attempt to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table.

U.S. adviser on Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Kabul to hold the first round of talks with Afghan leaders since being appointed an envoy to lead peace efforts with the Taliban and end the 17-year war, Afghan officials said on Sunday.

Last month Khalilzad, 67, an Afghan-born former U.S. ambassador to Kabul and Iraq, joined the U.S. State Department team to lead the reconciliation effort and peace talks with the Taliban.

Read more: U.S. Special Envoy to Afghanistan Arrives in Kabul as Taliban Launch Fresh Attacks – The New York Times

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