Progress in Afghan peace process essential to reduce room for trouble: FM

Progress in Afghan peace process essential to reduce room for trouble: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has stressed the need to make the intra-Afghan talks a success in repelling those who disturb the peace.

He made the remarks during a meeting with Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the Afghan National Reconciliation Council, at the Antalya Diplomatic Forum in Turkey on Friday.

The foreign minister added that progress in the Afghan peace process was important to reduce the space for those who did not want to see a return to peace in the region. He emphasized that it was the atmosphere of negative rhetoric and accusations that helped to destabilize the environment and strengthen those who wanted to derail the peace process.

The Foreign Minister said that Pakistan looks forward to working with all Afghan leaders to ensure that the Afghan peace process and bilateral relations move forward smoothly. He said that with its sincere efforts for reconciliation, Pakistan has succeeded in bringing the United States and the Taliban to the negotiating table and holding intra-Afghan talks.

He said it was now the responsibility of the Afghan leadership to seize this rare opportunity and find a political solution to the Afghan problem through comprehensive dialogue.

Recalling Abdullah Abdullah’s successful visit in September 2020, the Foreign Minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s policy of maintaining close contacts with the Afghan and Afghan political leadership to build a deeper understanding of bilateral relations and the Afghan peace process. ۔

Qureshi highlighted Pakistan’s meaningful partnership with Pakistan to facilitate direct dialogue between the United States and the Taliban, as well as Afghan parties.

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Foreign Office spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry on Friday strongly condemned the baseless allegations made by Afghan National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib, accusing Pakistan of being involved in Afghanistan’s internal affairs.

Responding to media questions about unfair remarks by the Afghan NSA, the spokesman said that Pakistan’s role in the Afghan peace process has been widely recognized by the international community.

He added, “Repeatedly vague and unverified comments by the Afghan NSA have been deeply considered as they reflect the progress made so far in the peace process by his office.” To ignore and annul is tantamount to an accounting attempt. “

“We would also like to remind the Afghan NSA of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPS) on mutual understanding, refraining from public accusations on both sides and The spokesperson would like to remind them of the responsibility to discuss the full defamatory discourse of bilateral relations. The spokesperson maintained that statements that undermine mutual trust should be avoided.


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