U.S. Embassy Qatar
November 16, 2018
Statement on the Conclusion of Special Representative Khalilzad’s Return Visit to Qatar
The United States welcomed the November 15 high level engagement between Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani and U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad. Special Representative Khalilzad recognized the Qatari government’s continued efforts to help start a peace process between the Afghan government and the Taliban. The officials also renewed commitments to counter terrorism and promote regional peace and stability. Special Representative Khalilzad’s return to Qatar was part of regional travel to meet with interested parties seeking to advance intra-Afghan dialogue and negotiations leading to sustainable peace in Afghanistan.