A delegation of the Afghan Taliban arrived in Pakistan’s foreign ministry and held talks with regard to the intra-Afghan dialogue on Tuesday. Intra-Afghan dialogue expected to be started soon to pave the way for sustainable peace in Afghanistan, the war-torn country.
Foreign minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi and other high-level officials received the delegation of the Afghan Taliban to discuss peace in the war-ravaged country. The Taliban delegation was led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. This development has taken a place in the aftermath of the US-Taliban deal in the Qatari capital Doha earlier.
Foreign minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi stated that Pakistan was committed to facilitate the intra-Afghan negotiations to bring an end to around four decades of war in Afghanistan. Intra-Afghan dialogue is likely to start soon in the aftermath of prisoners’ release in Afghanistan.
The Afghan leadership is expected to take benefit of the time and bring an end to war, Mr. Qureshi stated. The Afghan refugees living in Pakistan have also pinned high hopes on the restoration of peace in their country.
The foreign minister expressed the hope that the Afghan leadership would take full advantage of this “rare opportunity”. The foreign minister said that Pakistan wanted the intra-Afghan dialogue to be held as soon as possible to ensure peace in the region.
“Pakistan will continue to play its role in the Afghan peace process and ensure peace in the region,” he said. The delegation thanked the foreign minister for Pakistan’s continued support and role in the Afghan peace process.