October 14, 2019

Pakistan’s facilitatory role in Afghan peace process earning wide appreciation: FO

“Our efforts to facilitate that the interested groups continue the negotiations for a solution to the conflict led by Afghans and led by the Afghans, are being recognized,” said the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Muhammad Faisal, in a conference of weekly press.

The two-day peace talks attended by representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban in Doha, Qatar, from July 8 to 9 concluded with the call of both sides to end the civilian victims and the commitment to guarantee protection. of public institutions.

Before the Doha talks, Afghan leaders had previously met in the hill town of Bhurban, Pakistan, in June, followed by President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to Islamabad.

The FO spokesman, however, clarified that Pakistan’s role was purely intended to facilitate the process.

“We repeat, we are playing the role of facilitator and we would continue to do so, and our position is nothing more than a solution to the conflict negotiated politically among Afghans,” he said.

He said Pakistan will continue its policy to support international efforts aimed at achieving lasting and sustainable peace in Afghanistan.

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