President Ghani’s Special Envoy Umer Daudzai held talks with Ajit Doval, India’s National Security Advisor, in New Delhi on Thursday and discussed the regional countries’ role in the Afghan peace process, the High Peace Council said in a statement on Friday.
In this meeting, Daudzai stressed the need for regional countries, especially India’s role, in the Afghan peace process and said the process will be led by the government of Afghanistan.
The Indian national security advisor, meanwhile, said the conflict in Afghanistan should be solved through direct talks, led and owned by the Afghan government.
Daudzai recently visited Germany where he met with the German envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as other officials to discuss the Afghan peace.
This comes a week after the US and the Taliban wrapped up their sixth round of talks in Doha, Qatar, where they made “steady but slow” progress on key issues under debate as described by the US chief negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad.