The troubled relationship between Pakistan and the United States hit yet another bump last month after Trump declared he had cancelled assistance worth hundreds of millions of dollars because Islamabad does not do "a damn thing" for the US.
Khalilzad's visit comes days after US President Donald Trump wrote a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan seeking Pakistan's assistance in the Afghan peace process. Zalmay Khalilzad to spearhead those efforts, and he has reportedly been meeting with members of the Taliban and the Afghan and Pakistan governments.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday reiterated Pakistan's abiding interest in achieving peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan through political settlement.
Earlier on Monday, in a strong message to Pakistan, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said that it was time for everyone to support the efforts of the UN, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan in maintaining peace.
"We continue to see the Taliban being utilised as a hedge against India rather than as part of a stable, reconciled Afghanistan", McKenzie told the lawmakers during his confirmation hearing.
The US envoy will meet Pakistan's civil-military leadership during his stay in the country and exchange views on ways to resolve the conflict in Afghanistan. "They have said all along that the negotiations in Afghanistan have to be Afghan-owned and Afghan-led".
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"And I'm off again: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar".
The death toll among Afghanistan's security forces will not be sustainable, even with the stalemate in the fight against Taliban militants, according to the Pentagon's pick to be the next head of US Central Command.
He also underscored the importance of trilateral cooperation between Pakistan-China-Afghanistan for peace in Afghanistan and the region, deepening connectivity, mutual development and economic prosperity. "It is time for everyone to get on board".
The Western-backed government in Kabul has struggled to counter attacks from the Taliban and other militant groups since the withdrawal of most North Atlantic Treaty Organisation combat troops in 2014.
The President also acknowledged that the war had cost both the United States and Pakistan, and emphasised that both the countries "should explore opportunities to work together and renew partnership". The ministry said the letter suggested the two countries "explore opportunities to work together and renew their partnership". Ahead of assuming charge as USA special envoy, he was known for his staunch views against Pakistan.
"Probably Pakistan knows very clearly that their assistance will be required to reach an end-state in Afghanistan".