“This agreement demonstrates that the negotiating parties can agree on tough issues,” says Khalilzad.
It is up to the Afghan parties to make the tough compromises needed to secure a settlement.
US diplomat tells Afghan govt side he is "most interested" in their view on how to increase probability of a successful outcome.
Says he is confident US will continue to support peace talks between Afghan govt and Taliban during Biden's administration.
Pakistan will do everything possible to reduce violence in Afghanistan, says PM Imran on maiden Kabul visit
Afghanistan, Pakistan agree on "shared vision" for peace and stability in both countries and the region.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says Afghans have ‘historic opportunity’ to work together.
The ambush came despite Taliban assurances to Washington last week that they would reduce bloodshed.
“At present too many Afghans are dying; with the reset, we expect that number to drop significantly," says Khalilzad.
The Taliban assault on Helmand province tests the resolve of the government at the start of talks to end the 19-year war.
Minister says Pakistan being viewed as "the solution, not the problem" in Afghanistan due to successful narrative building.
Trump's tweet saying US troops will be back by Christmas has taken NSC, State Department and Pentagon by surprise.
“The ground rules will serve as a foundation as both sides are making an effort to prevent a collapse,” says official.
Says ground prepared for turning page in bilateral ties.
Taliban had insisted on strict adherence to Hanafi school of Sunni Islamic jurisprudence.
Abdullah sees Pakistan’s key role in Afghan peace.
Seven women, five children and two men died when their vehicle detonated an explosive device in Daikundi province.
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.
Says discussions with the Taliban in Qatar so far have been positive.
The foreign militants issue will certainly come under discussion in the intra-Afghan dialogue at some point.
Credits Imran for facilitating Doha dialogue.
Baradar, Abdullah meet Qatar’s emir separately.
Achieving a reduction in violence and getting to a permanent ceasefire would be among the first issues both sides would discuss.
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.
"Pakistan will remain in solidarity with the Afghan people as they march forward in this journey for peace," says PM Imran.
A rise in violent incidents on both sides of Pak-Afghan border is meant to derail the Afghanistan peace process, says ISPR DG.
Seeks Pakistan's support to ensure rights granted to Afghan women are protected in any new arrangement.
Negotiations are to begin in Doha after release of last half a dozen or so of 5,000 Taliban prisoners.
Delay partly due to both sides sorting out final questions over the opening ceremony, says official.