It is up to the Afghan parties to make the tough compromises needed to secure a settlement.
Says he is confident US will continue to support peace talks between Afghan govt and Taliban during Biden's administration.
His comments follow renewed fighting in Helmand, a longtime Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan.
Discusses peace process with Hekmatyar; UN official asked to work for dignified return of refugees.
Abdullah says he was encouraged by talks he had with the Indian leadership that centered around peace and stability in the region.
Khalilzad says Washington is willing to invest in infrastructure projects linking Central Asia to Pakistan.
The path to peace will not be easy.
Premier warns against regional spoilers, says Pakistan will not know real peace until there is peace in Afghanistan as well.
Calls for end to external interventions in war-torn country.
Baradar, Abdullah meet Qatar’s emir separately.
Afghan peace council chief Abdullah says Kabul joining negotiation with ‘good intentions’.
FM Qureshi terms development as "historic occasion" and a "major step forward" by the Afghans in their struggle for peace.
Members of Taliban delegation return to Qatari capital after visit to Pakistan.
"Pakistan has important leverage to promote lasting security and stability in Afghanistan," says Alice Wells.
Esper says America maintains a “longstanding commitment” to Afghanistan.
"The Taliban delegation didn't call on the prime minister. All news published and aired in this regard are baseless."
Militants hold more territory now than at any time since 2001.
“The Russian side stressed the need to relaunch negotiations between the United States and the Taliban movement.”
“The Taliban will do everything possible to disrupt the election, we expect more violence,” says an analyst.
Taliban spokesperson says Trump has yet to grasp the type of nation he is dealing with.
Singles out India and Pakistan as frontline countries that are doing little to nothing to fight militant groups.
A Taliban source says efforts are underway to organise a direct meeting between Zalmay Khalilzad and Mullah Baradar.
Sources say if the Doha talks lead to an agreement between the US and Taliban, Trump may visit Islamabad.
Taliban claim to have an agreement with US negotiators on 80pc issues, ready for intra-Afghan dialogue in next phase.
An Afghan minister had earlier said direct talks with the Taliban would take place "in the coming two weeks".