US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad has arrived in Kabul to discuss peace with Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the National Reconciliation High Council, and other members of the council.

Abdullah’s office said that in view of the Istanbul Conference on Afghan Peace, Khalilzad’s visit to Kabul has a significant impact on the finalisation of Afghanistan’s peace plan.

According to Afghan media, Khalilzad also met with President Ashraf Ghani at the Presidential Palace.

A statement issued by the Presidential Palace said that during the meeting, the two sides discussed preparations for the Turkish summit.

The story was filed by the News Desk. The Desk can be reached at


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