The US agrees to talks with Iran on Afghanistan

The US has agreed to hold meetings with Iran on the Afghan peace process, US representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad said.

“To achieve and maintain peace, the region must be positively involved, and we even agreed to organize meetings on Afghanistan with Iran, because we also want Iran to express support,” Khalilzad said, speaking at the US Institute of Peace.

In late February, at a ceremony in Qatar, the United States and the radical Afghan Taliban signed the first peace agreement in more than 18 years of war, which provides for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan in 14 months and the beginning of an inter-Afghan dialogue after the completion of the prisoner exchange deal. By mid-July, the US military had left five bases in Afghanistan as part of the agreement.

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