Pakistan to play role for political solution of Afghan conflict: FM

Pakistan to play role for political solution of Afghan conflict: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmoud Qureshi has said that Pakistan will continue to play its role for political solution of Afghan conflict.
He was talking to the US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad who called on him in Islamabad today.
During the meeting with the US envoy, Foreign Minister Qureshi said Pakistan welcomes the US efforts for establishing peace in Afghanistan.
The foreign minister said that Pakistan welcomes the US efforts for peace in Afghanistan.
Both the leaders agreed to continue cooperation on Afghan reconciliation process.
The foreign minister further added that Pakistan will continue playing its role to find a political solution to the Afghan issue.
The US envoy was received by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua at the Foreign Ministry for delegation level talks, according to a Tweet by Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal.
The delegations from both sides comprised of security, defence and diplomatic officials.
Khalilzad and Foreign Minister Qureshi had earlier met in New York where the latter had told the United States’ new adviser on Kabul that Pakistan believes peace in Afghanistan is directly and positively related to long-lasting stability in Islamabad.
Qureshi had also reiterated Pakistan’s pledge for supporting peace in Afghanistan, to which Khalilzad responded by saying he, too, wishes to work with Islamabad for the joint goal of stability.

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