The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Mr. Zalmay Khalilzad, called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. Views were exchanged on the Afghan peace and reconciliation process.
The Foreign Minister termed the resumed U.S.-Taliban engagement in Doha as a positive development. He underlined that steps towards reduction in violence were efforts in the right direction and would help strengthen the momentum in the Afghan peace process. The Foreign Minister emphasized the need for early conclusion of negotiations and peace deal in the larger interest of the peace process and for preventing spoilers from playing a negative role.
The Foreign Minister underlined that Pakistan has played a key role in facilitating the peace process and will continue its efforts for a positive outcome. He reiterated that the only solution of the Afghan conflict was an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned process, which will help create a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan.
31 January 2020