PM Khan reiterates Pakistan’s commitment Afghan peace process

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to facilitate the peace process in Afghanistan.

PM Khan said this in a meeting with United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad who called on him.

He briefed the prime minister on his recent visits to the region to muster support for the Afghan reconciliation process. PM Khan reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to facilitate the peace process in Afghanistan.

Earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Khalilzad held talks at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad. They discussed the progress achieved so far in the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

The foreign minister assured the special US representative that Pakistan will continue its sincere efforts to facilitate the Afghan-reconciliation process to bring peace and stability to the region. He said establishing peace in Afghanistan is a common responsibility of all the stakeholders.

Zalmay Khalilzad thanked the foreign minister for facilitating the direct talks between the United States and the Taliban.

He said that the US leadership values Pakistan’s endeavours for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan. A US-delegation comprising the representatives of American State Department and Defence and National Security Council also attended the meeting.