Pakistan, US agree on joining efforts for Afghan peace process

ISLAMABADPakistan and US greed on Friday to continue consultation joining efforts for Afghan peace process during a visit of US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad to Islamabad.

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi during his meeting with US envoy said that Pakistan will continue supporting peace efforts in Afghanistan as a joint responsibility.

He also said this peace agreement between the United States and the Taliban will pave the way for intra Afghan dialogue, which will prove useful for peace and stability not only in Afghanistan but the entire region.

The two sides agreed to continue consultation in order to join both efforts for Afghan peace process.

Moreover, Khalilzad informed the Foreign Minister about details of current situation of the ongoing talks with the Taliban and also appreciated Pakistan’s reconciliatory role.

The US Special Envoy also called on Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa in eastern Rawalpindi city, according to Pakistan military’s media wing Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

They discussed regional peace situation and matters of mutual interest. Zalmay Khalilzad appreciated efforts of Pakistan for peace in the region. They also discussed Afghan reconciliation process, ISPR added.

The visit of US envoy came after several sessions of peace negotiations between United States and Afghan Taliban to end 18 year long war in Afghanistan led by Khalilzad in Doha, Qatar.

Earlier in the month, Taliban rebels agreed on reduction in its “military operations” in Afghanistan until the signing of the peace agreement with the United States which Taliban were optimistic to be signed till end of the month.

Source: Kuwait News Agency