Foreign minister S Jaishankar receives call from US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad

March 07, 2021 | Updated 6:41 pm

Foreign minister S Jaishankar receives call from US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad

Union Minister of External Affairs Dr. S Jaishankar on Sunday (March 7) said that he received a call from the United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad.

The minister tweeted “Received a call from US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad @US4AfghanPeace. Discussed latest developments pertaining to peace talks. We will remain in touch.”

Khalilzad was appointed by the Trump administration as the man to lead the peace talks with the Taliban which led to several rounds of talks between the two parties in Doha, Qatar. The result of the talks was the signing of the Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan on February 29, 2020,

However, India was always kept out of the loop during these talks which were thought to be due to the objections that were raised by Pakistan.

Jaishnakar said that the latest developments taking place in the context of the peace talks were discussed between the two and he would surely be in touch with the American envoy.