Pakistan vows sincere cooperation for reconciliation in Afghanistan : AsiaNet-Pakistan

Pakistan vows sincere cooperation for reconciliation in Afghanistan

December 6, 2018 | | Share:

Islamabad, -- Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday assured that Pakistan will continue its cooperation with fair intentions for political reconciliation in Afghanistan, said Pakistan Foreign Office.

The Foreign Minister gave this assurance during a meeting with US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad who called on him in federal capital Islamabad.

Qureshi said peace in Afghanistan is in the best interest of Pakistan. He further stated that Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan has welcomed US President Donald Trump's letter seeking Pakistan's cooperation for the reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

Khalilzad is tasked with finding a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year old war. He is on an official trip for the task to eight countries including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.

The visit comes a day after US President Trump wrote a letter to Khan, seeking Islamabad's "assistance and facilitation in achieving a negotiated settlement of the Afghan war."

Khalilzad briefed the Foreign Minister about the US President's letter for getting Pakistan's cooperation regarding the Afghan reconciliation process. This is the second visit of Zalmay Khalilzad to Pakistan in his current capacity.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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