US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad on Saturday called on the Afghan government and the Taliban to reach a political agreement as soon as possible.
Khalilzad also called on parties to the conflict to reduce violence and quickly move to a ceasefire.
He said that with the US-Taliban Agreement, US-Afghan Joint Declaration, broad international support for peace and start of intra-Afghan negotiations, the intra-Afghan war and killing have lost their legitimacy in the eyes of the overwhelming number of Afghans who need and yearn for peace and security.
Khalilzad condemned the ongoing “high level of violence” and all those who authorize and carry out such attacks across Afghanistan.
“Their goal is to sow discord and use violence to undermine Afghans committed to peace, a permanent end to violence, and a prosperous Afghanistan,” Khalilzad said on Twitter. “This enemy must be denied.”