US peace envoy, Pakistan army chief discuss Afghan peace process

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ISLAMABAD, May 8 (Xinhua) -- US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad met with Pakistani army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday about the Afghan peace process, the Pakistan military said in a short statement.

Bajwa reiterated that supports towards the peace process is a manifestation of a goodwill towards the cause, the statement by the Inter-Services Public Relation said, adding that the US official appreciated Pakistan's continuous efforts for peace and stability in the region.

Khalilzad arrived in Pakistan on Friday after he met the Taliban political representatives in Qatar on Wednesday and his visit to India on Thursday.

Pakistan said on Thursday that the US-Taliban peace agreement has value in terms of its symbolism and substance for Afghanistan, the region and beyond.

It is Khalilzad's second visit to Pakistan in nearly three weeks amid a stalemate in the peace process.