In success of Afghan peace process lies Pakistan’s success: FM Qureshi


ISLAMABAD (News10) – Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that as Chairman of Afghanistan Reconciliation Council, Abdullah Abdullah has most challenging job of his career. I wish him well because in his success lies my success, he said.

Addressing a conference in federal capital, Shah Mehmood Qureshi urged the need of engagement, connections and exchanging of views honestly in a candid manner. I had an extensive meeting with Abdullah Abdullah yesterday with particular focus on peace in Afghanistan, he added.

The foreign minister said that peace in Afghanistan is a prerequisite for regional stability and development; however; he warned against element conspiracy against intra-Afghan peace process. He further said that Pakistan wants honorable return of Afghan refugees to their home country.

FM Qureshi said that bringing Taliban to negotiation table, reconciliation and commencement of intra-Afghan negotiation was not easy but it all happened.

He said that now international community is supporting and acknowledging political solution for Afghan issue. He urged leadership of Afghanistan should seize this opportunity of peace in the country.

FM Qureshi also revealed that Prime Minister Imran Khan has accepted invitation for Afghanistan visit by President Ashraf Ghani during a telephonic conversation between two leaders on September 25.

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