Pakistan should play role in helping Afghans achieve an agreement: Khalilzad

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US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad on Saturday said that there is no ultimate military solution, there has to be a political settlement for lasting peace in Afghanistan and Pakistan should play its role in helping Afghans to achieve an agreement.

In an interview to an Indian newspaper on Saturday, he said that it has been made clear to the Taliban that not only ourselves, but many countries in the region and beyond will not recognize or assist the government that takes power by force.

“For an agreement that can produce stability, and peace and progress for Afghan people, we need two key features: it has to be broadly accepted by the Afghan people and it has to have the support and acceptance of the neighbours and donors and other countries around the world,” he said.

The special representative said that the people of Afghanistan must be given opportunity to have a say in the choice of how they re governed and who governs them and finally, that Afghanistan doesn t pose a threat to the neighbours and beyond by allowing terrorists to use its territory, whether groups or individual.

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