Pakistan will proceed to play a supportive position for the progress and profitable final result of peace efforts aimed toward ending Afghanistan’s almost 18-year conflict, International Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi stated on Thursday.
He was speaking to US particular consultant for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, who known as on the international minister in Islamabad forward of his go to to Doha for talks with the Afghan Taliban.
The US envoy in the course of the assembly with Qureshi shared the outcomes of the seventh spherical of US-Taliban talks within the Qatari capital and his latest engagements in Kabul. Khalilzad had termed his newest go to to Afghanistan because the “most efficient” since he took up the workplace of the particular consultant.
International Minister Qureshi “welcomed the progress achieved within the talks and the Intra-Afghan Peace Convention in Doha through which all contributors agreed upon a fundamental roadmap”, a International Workplace press launch stated.
It was famous in the course of the assembly that in the end, the intra-Afghan dialogue could be very important to achieve an settlement that brings peace and stability to Afghanistan.
Qureshi advised Khalilzadad that Pakistan will proceed to play its supportive position for “clean progress and profitable final result” of the peace efforts.
“It was additionally pressured that taking the Afghan peace course of ahead remained a shared accountability,” the FO assertion stated.
Diplomatic sources had advised Daybreak on Wednesday that Khalilzad was visiting Islamabad for consultations to encourage direct talks between the Taliban and the Afghan authorities.
Ambassador Khalilzad additionally leads the US group within the Doha talks with the Taliban, which have continued for nearly a 12 months with no breakthrough. Either side, nonetheless, declare making small however concrete beneficial properties which, they are saying, helps them perceive one another higher and hope that this understanding will in the end result in an settlement.
At a White Home assembly with Prime Minister Imran Khan final week, US President Donald Trump had stated that he hoped “Pakistan goes to assist us out to extricate ourselves” from Afghanistan.
The prime minister responded to Trump’s sentiments by providing to ask senior Taliban leaders to Islamabad for talks on together with the Afghan authorities within the peace course of. Thus far, the Taliban have refused to carry direct talks with the Afghan authorities.
Diplomatic sources in Washington say the USA desires the newest peace transfer to result in an settlement on the withdrawal of international forces in alternate for safety ensures by the Taliban.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid advised journalists in Doha on Wednesday that senior militant leaders have been now in Jakarta and the subsequent spherical of peace talks would resume after they returned to Qatar.