ISLAMABAD: With america searching for continued help for peace in Afghanistan, Chief of the Military Employees (COAS) Gen Qamar Bajwa on Monday credited Prime Minister Imran Khan for Pakistan’s position within the begin of intra-Afghan talks.
The COAS was speaking to US Particular Consultant for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, who was visiting Pakistan alongside together with his delegation.
Mr Khalilzad’s newest journey to Pakistan got here a day after the beginning of long-delayed dialogue between the warring Afghan factions in Doha. The talks kicked off with a high-profile ceremony that was, in addition to the Afghan authorities and Taliban delegations, attended by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, chairman of Afghan Excessive Council for Nationwide Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, and senior diplomats from a number of international locations.
On the inaugural ceremony, quite a lot of European international locations praised Pakistan for its contributions to the peace course of.
Secretary Pompeo had on the ceremony thanked Qatar for its help and stated his nation “will never forget the solidarity of our many allies and partners who have stood with us in the long struggle to end this war”.
Credit Imran for facilitating Doha dialogue
The Inter-Companies Public Relations, the army’s media affairs wing, stated Mr Khalilzad “greatly appreciated” Pakistan’s position within the ongoing peace course of saying “it could not have succeeded without Pakistan’s sincere and unconditional support”.
Pakistan says it facilitated the US-Taliban settlement signed in February, acquired the warring sides to watch ceasefire on Eid, and helped break the stalemate over the prisoners’ launch that had been delaying the beginning of the intra-Afghan dialogue.
Gen Bajwa stated: “Prime Minister Imran Khan has given clear vision regarding peace and connectivity in the region and all elements of national power are united towards making that vision a reality to ensure long-awaited peace, progress and prosperity in the region.”
In an announcement on Mr Khalilzad’s journey, the US embassy stated he “stressed the need for ongoing regional and international support for this historic opportunity for peace”.
Prime Minister Khan in his assertion on the beginning of the talks had stated Pakistan had fulfilled its position for peace in Afghanistan although he assured that his authorities would proceed to help the peace course of.
It’s believed that regardless of the acknowledged dedication of all international locations to an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led course of, exterior help could be required for the dialogue to succeed.
Until Sunday evening, the talks in Doha had targeted on “the schedule and principles for the upcoming meetings,” to cite Taliban’s political workplace spokesman Dr Mohammad Naeem. They nonetheless had not begun discussing the contentious points. Getting a ceasefire is more likely to pose the most important problem to the progress of the dialogue.
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