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‘Pakistan will continue to be a force for a prosperous region’: FM


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

12th Sep, 2020. 01:15 pm
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Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says holding of Intra-Afghan negotiations is an important milestone in establishing peace in Afghanistan.

While speaking to the Intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha via video link, FM Qureshi said it is welcoming that the world is accepting Pakistan’s stance.

Pakistan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq attended the opening ceremony.

The Foreign Minister said Pakistan has been holding the stance that Afghan issue could not be resolved through use of force.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said it is a golden opportunity for the Afghan leadership that they pave the way for durable peace in Afghanistan through these negotiations.

He said Pakistan sincerely played its re-conciliatory role in Afghan peace process as a shared responsibility, and it will continue doing so.

He said the mistakes of the past should not be repeated so that dream of peace in Afghanistan is materialized.

Moreover, taking to Twitter on Saturday, the foreign minister said Pakistan will continue to be a force for a stable & prosperous region.

The tweet read, “Historic day for #AfghanPeaceProcess has long maintained peace not war is the answer. We are proud to champion a partnership for peace and move forward with faith & resolve that will not be deterred. Pakistan will continue to be a force for a stable & prosperous region.”

On the other hand, Historic peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban seeking to end 19 years of war has opened in Doha, Qatar.

Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani opened the negotiations at a ceremony in Doha, flanked by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Washington’s Afghanistan special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad.