US-Taliban peace talks have not included the Afghan government, which the Taliban considers US-backed puppets, and Khalilzad said recently that intra-Afghan negotiations were essential.
It said the trip is intended "to facilitate a peace process that protects USA national security interests and brings all Afghan parties together in an intra-Afghan dialogue through which they can determine a path for their country's future". He said the U.S.is not seeking permanent military bases in Afghanistan and will leave if Kabul does not want US troops there, provided that there is no threat to USA national security from Afghanistan, particularly from terrorist groups.
U.S. Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad is lead an interagency delegation to Belgium, Germany, Turkey, Qatar, Afghanistan and Pakistan from February 10 to 28, U.S. State Department said in a statement on Sunday.
Although the Afghan government was kept out of the Moscow talks held last week, an official from Afghanistan's High Peace Council said that some parts of the Moscow resolution would be added to their agenda.
Khalilzad said Friday that he hoped to see a peace deal in place before Afghanistan´s July presidential elections.
There are about 14,000 USA troops now deployed in Afghanistan, and the US administration reportedly plans to bring half of them home.
When asked about Pakistan's role in bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table, Mr. Mujahid said: "There is no role being played by any outside country".
The latest push for a peace came after President Donald Trump wrote a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, seeking Pakistan's help for the negotiated settlement of the Afghan conflict.
Patrick Shanahan, the U.S. acting secretary of defence, has arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit.
"It is important that the Afghan government is involved in discussions regarding Afghanistan", Shanahan told a small group of reporters travelling with him on the surprise trip on Monday.
He reinforced U.S. support for the Kabul government before touching down in the Afghan capital.
The talks are expected to center around a ceasefire to end America's longest war and the withdrawal of foreign troops. "It's not about the United States, it's about Afghanistan".
"If the Taliban want an office, I will give it to them in Kabul, Nangarhar or Kandahar by tomorrow", Ghani said while visiting the province of Nangarhar, a hotbed of insurgent violence on the border with Pakistan.