Qureshi tells Khalilzad intra-Afghan dialogue key to peace

Qureshi tells Khalilzad intra-Afghan dialogue key to peace
Qureshi tells Khalilzad intra-Afghan dialogue key to peace

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday emphasized that the intra-Afghan discourse is a key part of the Afghan compromise process.

He was conversing with US Secretary of State’s Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad at the Foreign Office here.

Khalilzad was planned to visit Qatar, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Jordan, London and Brussels before coming back to Washington on April 10.

The US exceptional emissary, who landed in Islamabad on Friday in the wake of wrapping up a five-day outing to Afghanistan, held gatherings in the capital with the remote secretary and the outside clergyman.

Amid his gathering with Qureshi, Khalilzad shared updates on his gatherings in Afghanistan and the elements of the intra-Afghan exchange, the FO articulation said.

Remote Minister Qureshi, while valuing Khalilzad’s endeavors, expressed that intra-Afghan discourse is an imperative segment of the compromise procedure. He emphasized Pakistan’s duty to the harmony procedure, the official statement included.

Khalilzad, alongside a between organization designation, likewise held appointment level converses with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua. Janjua was helped by senior authorities from the Foreign Affairs and Defense services. Amid the discussions, imperative issues, incorporating progress made in the Afghan compromise process, were talked about.

The remote secretary additionally advised Khalilzad on a phone discussion among Qureshi and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The two sides consented to stay connected with to seek after the compromise procedure, the FO expressed.

Khalilzad additionally held a gathering with Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi and examined local security circumstance and the continuous Afghan harmony talks, an Inter-Services Public Relations official statement said. The US emissary likewise valued Pakistan’s endeavors to set up harmony in Afghanistan.

The US unique agent has over and again focused on the requirement for opportune and tenable presidential races in Afghanistan.

He said the US doesn’t anticipate that the decisions should be deferred, which is set to be hung on 28th of September this year.

Khalilzad said the Taliban and the Afghan government may not achieve harmony accord before presidential races. He said it will be better if an understanding is fixed with the Taliban before the decisions.


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