10/18, 10:17 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Report: US envoy for Afghanistan to step down

United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad (pictured) is going to resign from his position, CNN reported on Monday, citing two sources from President Joe Biden's administration.

His deputy Tom West is expected to succeed Khalilzad's after he "transitions" out of his post. Khalilzad was head of the US's diplomatic mission during the negotiations over the country's withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The report comes after the US confirmed it will not attend the international meeting on Afghanistan that will be held on October 20 in Moscow.

Breaking the News / JR