(MENAFN - Afghanistan Times) AT News Report
KABUL: US Special Representative for Afghanistan
Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad on Friday expressed his disappointment over
Doha intra-Afghan talks delay. 'I'm disappointed Qatar's intra-Afghan
initiative has been delayed. We're in touch with all parties and encouraged
that everyone remains committed to dialogue and the Afghan Peace Process,' he
said in a tweet message.
He said that dialogue is and always will be key to a political
roadmap and lasting peace.
'There is no alternative. I urge all sides to seize the
moment and put things back on track by agreeing to a participant list that
speaks for all Afghans. I stand ready to help if our help is needed.'
Moreover, Khalilzad met with Pentagon Acting Secretary
Patrick M. Shanahan, where they talked issues related to Afghanistan.
'Always great to see Ambassador Khalilzad, here in the
Pentagon to discuss the ongoing talks for a lasting peace. We continue to work
together to set the conditions for a political settlement that will end the war
in Afghanistan,' Shanahan said in a tweet message.
This comes as Presidential Palace said in a statement that
the meeting was 'canceled' due to a 'disagreement' by Qatari government on the
250-member list proposed by the Afghan side as Presidential Palace described it
in a statement.