The United States appears focused on improving relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan for ending the Afghan war, shows a message US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad released on Monday.
Khalilzad, a US diplomat of Afghan origin, said after a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Monday that the talks also focused on the relations between the two neighbouring countries.
“Discussed building further international consensus for peace,” he wrote in a tweet released after the meeting.
“Also regional requirements and implications for peace including recent positive movement in Afghan-Pakistan relations.”
The two leaders also talked about the opportunities that peace in Afghanistan will provide for regional connectivity and development, he added.
President Ghani is expected to visit Islamabad on June 27 for talks on improving Pak-Afghan relations that are often hampered by mistrust and reciprocal accusations.