It was quoted in a statement by the Presidential Palace reading that President Ghani met with Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and General Austin Scott Miller in Doha, the capital of Qatar, discussing the latest on the Afghan peace negotiations.

During the meeting, both sides reiterated the importance of intra-Afghan talks and the peace opportunity to bring the country’s war to an end, said the statement, adding the U.S. envoy and Gen. Miller affirmed their support for the Afghan peace process.

Both sides pressed for a significant reduction in violence, leading to a permanent and comprehensive ceasefire, the U.S. envoy and President’s office said in similar statements.

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani leading a high-ranking delegation headed to Kuwait and Qatar on Monday, October 5.

Following his trip to Kuwait, President Ghani arrived in Qatar on Monday and met with government negotiators in its capital.

On his first day stay in Doha, President Ghani met with the Qatari Prime Minister, Skeikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdul Aziz Al Thani.

“Both sides discussed further strengthening mutual ties and enhancing bilateral economic cooperation, Afghanistan’s peace process and other issues of significance,” read the statement by the Presidential Palace.


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