Pakistan hosts meeting of spy chiefs of regional countries on Afghanistan situation
The director-general of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency, Faiz Hameed, on Saturday hosted a meeting of intelligence chiefs of some countries in the region on the situation in Afghanistan.
According to the report, no official statement was issued regarding the meeting but an intelligence source confirmed that the meeting was held privately.
The meeting was attended by intelligence chiefs from Russia, China, Iran and some Central Asian countries.
“Pakistan’s hosting of the summit reflects our sincerity for peace in the region and in Afghanistan,” the source said.
A few days ago Pakistan also hosted meetings of foreign ministers and special envoys from Afghanistan’s six neighbouring countries to discuss emerging issues in the war-torn country since the fall of Ashraf Ghani’s government and tried to make consensus to develop a joint regional strategy to address the challenges.
Also on Wednesday, CIA chief Joseph Burns met with Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and ISI Director General Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed during his visit to Pakistan.
He was here to express US concerns over the new situation and to see how Pakistan could help cope with the situation.
Earlier on September 4, Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed visited Afghanistan, where he reportedly met with the new Taliban government.
Sources said that in meetings in Kabul, he stressed the urgent need to address the threat of terrorism from ISIL, al-Qaeda, ETIM, TTP, BLA and Jundallah to neighbouring countries, among other issues.
Islamabad welcomed the formation of a new Taliban interim government in Afghanistan and hoped that the new political government would ensure coordinated efforts for peace, security and stability in Afghanistan.
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