US Afghan peace envoy visits China as push to bring war to an end gains momentum

The US peace envoy to Afghanistan is visiting Beijing, a US embassy spokesman said on Thursday, as indications grew of a new momentum in efforts to end Afghanistan’s 18-year war and push by China to boost its influence in the region.The spokesman gave no further details about the previously scheduled visit by Zalmay Khalilzad, but it came just days after he said that for the first time he could report “substantive” progress on all four issues that are key to a peace agreement.Khalilzad said the…

source https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3018200/us-afghan-peace-envoy-visits-china-push-bring-war-end-gains

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