Statement on the Conclusion of Special Representative Khalilzad’s Visit to Pakistan

Islamabad, October 10, 2018: Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, visited Islamabad on October 9 in his first visit to Pakistan since being named Special Representative by Secretary of State Pompeo. During his stay in Pakistan, Special Representative Khalilzad met with key officials in the government of Pakistan. He consulted with Pakistani leaders on how best to achieve a durable political settlement in Afghanistan. Special Representative Khalilzad reiterated that peace in Afghanistan is vital to the long-term stability of Pakistan and the wider region.

After departing Pakistan, Special Representative Khalilzad will travel to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

For Immediate Release

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