Pakistan wants inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan, reiterates FM Qureshi
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday said Pakistan wants an inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan in which all partners are united for durable peace.
Talking to different delegations in Multan, he said peace in Afghanistan is very important for the region.
“Pakistan is moving forward with the desire for peace in the region,” the foreign minister said.
He said during his recent meetings with leaders of various countries, they praised Pakistan‘s conciliatory role in Afghanistan.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan had not closed its border with Afghanistan, but has taken steps regarding border management to prevent illegal crossing.
In a media talk a day earlier, Qureshi had said that the meetings with the leadership of different countries provided him an opportunity to know their views on Afghanistan.
The foreign minister maintained that Pakistan was moving forward with the desire for peace in the region.
“Pakistan wants a political settlement in Afghanistan in which all partners are united for durable peace”, Qureshi had said, adding that the people of Afghanistan had been facing wars for decades and now, they wanted peace.
He informed that he held discussion with Britain, US and China leaderships regarding peace in Afghanistan.
Qureshi underscored that the world was expressing confidence in Pakistan and appreciating its responsible role.
He said there were some concerns in the current situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan has to be very careful.
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