Can The Afghan Taliban Adapt (And Compromise) To Make A Peace Deal Possible?

Afghan-born special representative Zalmay Khalilzad is is leading US efforts to forge a peace deal with the Taliban (AFP Photo/WAKIL KOHSAR)

AFP: No peace if Taliban do not adapt: US envoy

There will be no enduring peace in Afghanistan unless the Taliban adapt to the changes that have swept the country since they were ousted in 2001, a US diplomat said Sunday.

Special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who is leading US efforts to forge a peace deal with the Taliban, made the comments in a visit to Kabul as he continues a months-long push for a settlement.

Speaking to Tolo News, Khalilzad said the Taliban recognise their government "made a lot mistakes" when it was in power from 1996-2001, and "they have learned a lot".

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More News On Afghan Peace Talks

Afghanistan peace deal depends on Taliban ceasefire: US envoy -- Al Jazeera
US Seeking Political Settlement, Not Withdrawal: Khalilzad -- TOLO News
Afghanistan To Hold Loya Jirga Grand Assembly To Discuss Peace Talks -- RFE
US envoy, Ghani push 'intra-Afghan' talks: palace -- AFP
US, Afghanistan Agree on Need for Intra-Afghan Dialogue With Taliban -- VOA
Afghans Are Ready For Peace: Abdullah -- TOLO News
Why Taliban would not accept a ceasefire offer -- Rustam Shah Mohmand, Express Tribune

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