US-Taliban talks are “on the correct way”, special agent Zalmay Khalilzad said on Thursday, yet cautioned there was more work to be done, including: “you can’t eat an elephant in one nibble.”
It comes after Khalilzad affirmed to media this week that Washington and the Taliban had a “draft system” set up for an arrangement which could prepare for the extremists to hold harmony converses with Kabul.
The advancement was depicted by specialists as an “achievement” in the crushing 17-year Afghan clash, however incited worries from Afghans and spectators who dreaded it could see US troops pull back from the nation before an enduring harmony bargain is come to with the administration in Kabul.
“The way to harmony doesn’t regularly keep running in a straight line,” Khalilzad tweeted, including that the circumstance was “mind boggling”.
“We gained critical ground on two fundamental issues: counter psychological oppression and troop withdrawal.
“That doesn’t mean we’re finished. We’re not in any case completed with these issues yet, and there is still work to be done on other crucial issues like intra-Afghan discourse and a total truce.”
Doubters have “raced to judgment”, he stated, yet included that “you can’t eat an elephant in one chomp!”
“What’s more, a forty year old war won’t be settled in one gathering, regardless of whether that gathering keeps running for near seven days.”
The emissary was alluding to arrangements in Qatar a week ago which raised desires for a leap forward and came following a months-in length discretionary push with the agitators.
Afghanistan has endured close consistent clash since the Soviet intrusion of 1979, which was trailed by common war, the Taliban routine, and the US attack.
Khalilzad focused on that the contention has numerous on-screen characters with numerous interests, yet rehashed prior calls to grab the energy.
“This is a minute for Afghans to start to mend old injuries and outline another course for their nation,” the agent said.
“We are on the correct way, together. As @POTUS stated, talks are continuing admirably,” he included, alluding to US President Donald Trump.