The US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Kabul, where he plans to hold meetings with President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and Chairman of the Higher Council for national reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah, told RIA Novosti source in the presidential Palace.
Earlier plans to visit Khalilzad, Afghanistan was announced by the U.S. Department of state.
The US special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad last weekend travelled to Oslo, where he met with the foreign Minister of Norway and informed about the progress in Afghan talks, said the U.S. Embassy in Norway.
"The special representative for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, visited Oslo from 25 to 27 July. At meetings with the Minister of foreign Affairs Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide and other senior officials, Ambassador Khalilzad thanked Norway for its continued contribution to the NATO mission in Afghanistan and for its important efforts to advance the Afghan peace process", - stated in the message.
The US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad will visit Afghanistan to discuss the Afghan settlement to which the parties "closer than ever", reported Saturday the state Department.
Khalilzad also will visit important to the Afghan settlement of Qatar and Pakistan and, in addition, will stop in Oslo and Sofia.
The United States condemns the airstrike Afghan air force in Herat province, which killed civilians, said the US special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad.
As reported on Wednesday, RIA Novosti eyewitness of the incident, at least 50 people were killed in the airstrike in Herat province in Western Afghanistan. The blow was struck in that moment, when a group of Taliban welcomed their commander, recently released from prison. It is known that among the dead were civilians.
The US special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad said that he had held talks in Doha with the Qatari authorities and the delegation of the radial movement of the Taliban and discussed the issues of Afghan settlement.
"Together with the head of international financial Corporation in the United States Adam Bailer we held meetings in Doha with (representatives) of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Qatar and the Qatar Foundation, discussed the possibility of joint investments in the Afghan process for peace and prosperity in the region," Khalilzad wrote on Twitter, noting that he had met with understanding on this issue and feels real such investments.
The Washington Post, citing information from anonymous sources close to the us military, said that "several" US troops were killed in Afghanistan because of alleged collusion of the Russian Federation with the Taliban.
Previously, the newspaper the New York Times, citing anonymous us intelligence officials published an article in which asserted that military intelligence of the Russian Federation allegedly offered a reward associated with the Taliban militants for attacks on American soldiers in Afghanistan and that this was reported to the President of the United States Donald Trump. No evidence was provided. The Russian Embassy in the United States demanded from the authorities an adequate response to the threats made to the diplomats because of false news about Russia and Afghanistan. The Russian foreign Ministry called the media reports a fake. Approval of the New York Times denied and radical movement "Taliban". The white house has called the note of the newspaper is inaccurate and claims that Trump anything like intelligence is not reported. The trump called it "another bridge"
The US special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad will visit Pakistan, Qatar and Uzbekistan, where he departed on 28 June to discuss the peace process in Afghanistan, said in a statement on Sunday the message of the state Department.
"In all three places special envoy Khalilzad will call for the support of all Afghans are of its remaining obligations ahead of an intra-Afghan talks, especially to reduce the level of violence and the timely release of prisoners", - the document says.
The establishment of universal and lasting cease-fire in Afghanistan should become one of the key issues of the forthcoming intra-Afghan talks, said Tuesday the Russian foreign Ministry on the results of consultations between Russia, the US and Afghanistan via videoconference. In negotiations took part the Russian President's special envoy on Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov, his us counterpart Zalmay Khalilzad and acting foreign Minister IRINA Hanif Atmar.
Earlier Kabulov told RIA Novosti that during the online meeting, the Afghan side reaffirmed its intention in the near future to complete the process of releasing Taliban prisoners, a condition for the start of direct inter-Afghan negotiations.
Online consultation USA - Russia - Afghanistan will be held on 15 June, told RIA Novosti the special representative of the President of the Russian Federation, Director of second Asia Department at the Russian foreign Ministry Zamir Kabulov.
"Tripartite consultations scheduled on Monday," said Kabulov.