US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said the United States is focusing on implementing a careful, orderly and safe reduction of its forces in Afghanistan.
Blinken added during a press conference in London with his British counterpart Dominic Raab on the eve of the G7 meeting that this withdrawal does not mean the disengagement from Afghanistan.
He stressed that his country will remain active at the diplomatic level to move negotiations and a political solution between the Afghan government, the Taliban and other actors.
In Kabul, Afghan President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani and Reconciliation Committee Chairman Abdullah Abdullah met with US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who is visiting Kabul, and the two sides discussed recent developments regarding the Afghan consultations.
The Afghan President stressed that the peace process must be in line with the facts on the ground, given the start of a new chapter in relations between the two countries after the United States announced the withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan.
The head of the reconciliation committee, Abdullah Abdullah, said that the meeting with the US envoy dealt with the peace process and the latest political and military developments.
Abdullah added that the US envoy affirmed the continued support of the United States and its allies for Afghanistan and the peace process in it.
In turn, the Afghan delegation emphasized the use of the available opportunity to achieve a lasting peace, and expressed its readiness to attend the Istanbul Peace Conference in Afghanistan.