US deputy assistant secretary of state met with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
Sources close to Hezb-e-Islami have said Mr. Hekmatyar met with the deputy US secretary of state Alice Wells in his office on Tuesday.
According to the sources, the two sides held talks regarding the ongoing efforts to end the war, peace process, upcoming elections, role of the political parties, and efforts to revive peace talks.
The sources further added that Hezb-e-Islami’s political affairs chief Bakhtar Aminzai, political delegation chief Dr. Ghairat Baheer, Dr. Farooq Wardak, Eng. Mohammad Amin Karim, and Eng. Habibur Rehman Hekmatyar.
According to reports, this is the first time a top US official is meeting with the leader of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar after almost two decades.
The leader of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar signed a peace accord with the Afghan government late in September of 2016, after months of negotiations with the government.