Islamabad (July 05, 2018): Spokesman of the Foreign Office (FO) Dr Muhammad Faisal reiterated on Thursday Pakistan’s support for the peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban.
During his weekly press briefing, Faisal said Pakistan supports the process of negotiations with Taliban, adding that it is not just Pakistan’s responsibility to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table.
“We hope Taliban will make use of the opportunity to establish peace,” he stated further.The FO spokesperson reaffirmed that Pakistan supports measures taken by Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in this matter.
“Pakistan believes there is no military solution to the Afghan conflict,” he stated further.
Terming the recent visit of US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ambassador Alice Wells to Pakistan successful, Faisal claimed the US hailed Pakistan’s border management system on the Afghan border.
Afghan Ambassador Zakhilwal Calls On Gen Qamar Bajwa:
Afghan ambassador to Pakistan Dr Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal held a meeting with the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ Rawalpindi on Wednesday.
Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement that during the meeting matters of mutual interest including security situation in the region, Afghanistan were discussed.The Afghan ambassador thanked the COAS for his efforts in improving bilateral relations.
Meanwhile in a tweet, the Afghan ambassador said that in his regular meeting with Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa, he had a detailed discussion on key issues of bilateral importance including their joint efforts for peace & reduction of violence in Afghanistan, and full implementation of Afghan-Pak Action Plan for Peace & Solidarity.
Today in my regular meeting with Pak Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa had detailed discussion on key issues of bilatrl importance including our joint efforts for peace & reduction of violence in Afghanistan & full implementation of Afghan-Pak Action Plan for Peace & Solidarity (APAPPS) pic.twitter.com/8uU58rTlfz
— Dr Omar Zakhilwal (@DrOmarZakhilwal) July 4, 2018
Alice Wells Meets COAS To Reaffirm Commitment For Peace:
US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice G. Wells called on Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi.
During the meeting, views were exchanged on issues of mutual interest, regional security and cooperation between both the countries.
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Alice G. Wells commended the sacrifices and resilience of the people and armed forces of Pakistan and appreciated the role Pakistan Army has played in battling the scourge of terrorism.
Both reaffirmed the commitment towards the common goal of peace and stability in the region and discussed measures towards that end. They also agreed on continued engagement at multiple levels.