Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan met with the US Special Envoy for Afghan Peace Zalmay Khalilzad on Sunday in New York to discuss the failed US-Taliban Peace talks.
Khalilzad was the chief negotiator for the US in nine rounds of talks with the Taliban in Doha and UAE that ultimately broke down; President Khan, who was in New York to attend a UN session, has publicly expressed an interest in helping with the peace process.
Earlier this month Khalilzad announced that an agreement had been made with the Taliban “in principle,” but following a Taliban-claimed attack in Kabul that killed 11, including a US soldier, a planned meeting with the Taliban in the US was canceled, and President Donald Trump later called the peace talks “dead.”
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the US envoy shared with Khan “how far the negotiations had gone” in the US-Taliban peace talks.
Also "he presented his entire analysis of the US-Taliban talks," Qureshi said, and “what expectations he holds in the future."
Meanwhile, a Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen stated in a tweet on Sunday that the group's deputy leader, Abdul Ghani Baradar, recently met with China’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan Deng Xijun in Beijing, and discussed the US-Taliban peace talks.