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U.S. Special Envoy in Kabul Amid Renewed Push for Deal

U.S. Special Envoy in Kabul Amid Renewed Push for Deal – Agence France-Presse

KABUL - The U.S. special envoy leading negotiations with the Taliban met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Wednesday, officials said, amid a renewed push to reach an accord with the insurgents.

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and Ghani discussed several topics including the need for a ceasefire, Ghani's spokesman Sediq Seddiqi said.

"The president also expressed his concerns about the continued violence by the Taliban," Seddiqi said.

"The president reiterated that the government and people of Afghanistan want a sustainable peace."…

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