ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to proceed its full assist and solidarity with Afghan individuals, as they march ahead of their consequential journey for peace and growth.

In a Fb submit, he mentioned profitable end result of an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation course of is indispensable for Afghanistan and regional peace.

Additionally, Afghan Performing Foreign Minister Mohammed Haneef Atmar appreciated Pakistan’s assist for lasting peace in Afghanistan. In a tweet, he absolutely shared view of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and the Overseas Workplace of Pakistan {that a} peaceable and secure Afghanistan will convey new alternatives for progress and prosperity of not solely Afghanistan but in addition the area.

Pakistan has taken a lead position to make sure peace in neighbouring Afghanistan as Washington and Kabul appreciated Islamabad’s efforts.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi instructed The Nation that each the US and Afghanistan had acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts for peace within the war-torn nation. “We have a key role. We did whatever we could for permanent peace in Afghanistan,” he mentioned.

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Pakistan, he mentioned, had its personal curiosity in regional peace. “A stable Afghanistan is in our interest. We have always supported the peace cause,” he added.

On the opening ceremony of the intra-Afghanistan talks in Doha over the weekend, high diplomats from a number of different nations, together with the US, and representatives from world our bodies such because the United Nations, made their opening remarks, lots of them nearly due to the coronavirus restrictions.

Within the negotiations that formally would start on Monday (in the present day), the Afghan sides are anticipated to sort out points together with phrases of a everlasting ceasefire, the rights of ladies and minorities, and the disarming of tens of 1000’s of Taliban fighters and militias loyal to warlords, a few of them aligned with the federal government. They’re additionally anticipated to debate constitutional adjustments and power-sharing in the course of the talks in Doha, the place the Taliban maintains a political workplace.

The peace talks started a day after the 19th anniversary of the September 11 assaults within the US, which triggered its navy involvement in Afghanistan in 2001. Negotiations to dealer a complete peace deal have been envisaged in a troop withdrawal pact signed between the US and the Taliban in February.

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mentioned the talks have been anticipated to be contentious, including that the end result was completely as much as the Afghans, and never the US.

“Each of you carry a great responsibility,” he instructed the individuals. “You have an opportunity to overcome your divisions. We will undoubtedly counter many challenges in the talks over the coming days, weeks and months. Remember you are acting not only for this generation of Afghans but for future generations as well, your children and your grandchildren,” he mentioned.