- PM Imran Khan reiterates a negotiated political settlement is the one means ahead for peace in Afghanistan versus a navy answer
- Says Pakistan is probably the most desirous of restoration of peace in that nation as it’s deeply affected by the battle
- Intra-Afghan negotiations present a “historic opportunity, which must be seized by the Afghan leadership”
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday reiterated his conviction that there is no such thing as a navy answer to the battle in Afghanistan and a negotiated political settlement is the one means ahead.
After Afghanistan, Pakistan is “the most desirous of restoration of peace” in that nation as it’s deeply affected by the battle, he added.
The prime minister was talking to Ahmad Wali Massoud, Head of Massoud Basis, Afghanistan, who referred to as on him, a press launch issued by the Prime Minister’s Workplace stated.
The prime minister prolonged a heat welcome to Ahmad Wali Massoud and acknowledged that Pakistan and Afghanistan had been “bound by a fraternal relationship, rooted deep in shared history and commonalities of faith, culture and traditions”, in keeping with the assertion.
The prime minister recalled the historic contribution of late Ahmed Shah Massoud, a key Mujahideen chief, through the Afghan resistance motion.
Within the context of the Afghan peace course of, he highlighted that Pakistan had prolonged full help to facilitate the US-Taliban Peace Settlement and the initiation of Intra-Afghan Negotiations.
PM Imran Khan pressured that the Intra-Afghan negotiations present a “historic opportunity, which must be seized by the Afghan leadership to achieve an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement”, stated the assertion.
He added that Pakistan has been emphasising the necessity for all sides to work collectively constructively, take steps for discount of violence resulting in ceasefire, and safe a political answer for a peaceable, steady and affluent Afghanistan.
The prime minister underscored that the return of peace in Afghanistan would have lasting advantages for the area and past, by way of financial improvement, regional commerce, and improved connectivity.
He additional highlighted the vary of steps, together with introduction of a liberal visa regime, and elevated facilitation in bilateral and transit commerce to additional strengthen fraternal ties between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
“Pakistan’s assistance for Afghanistan’s development efforts and human resource capacity-building would continue apace,” he added.
The go to of Ahmad Wali Massoud and his delegation is in continuation of Pakistan’s coverage to succeed in out to the Afghan leaders to additional strengthen bilateral ties and improve mutual convergence on the Afghan peace course of.