Blinken proposes plan to accelerate peace process in Afghanistan

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    The US secretary of state has sent a letter to the Afghan president, outlining for the first time the Biden administration’s strategy for the country.

    Several proposals have been made, including the US’s own terms for a permanent ceasefire between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

    Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports.

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    Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

    Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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