Chairman of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation Dr Abdullah Abdullah on Monday thanked the Pakistani leadership for its efforts to take the Afghan peace process to its logical conclusion.
Abdullah lauded Pakistan’s role in the peace process during a meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad.
Qureshi said Pakistan backed a peaceful and durable political solution of Afghanistan’s conflict through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process.
He said Pakistan had been playing the role of a facilitator in the process “as a shared responsibility”, according to the report.
The foreign minister said the US-Taliban agreement and later the intra-Afghan dialogue held in Doha had raised the prospects of longlasting peace in Afghanistan. He said the Afghan leadership should seize this “historic opportunity” and undertake serious efforts to take the peace process to its conclusion.
Qureshi said an eye should also be kept on “the spoilers who do not want peace and stability in the region”, adding that the international community will have to come forward for the reconstruction and economic stability of Afghanistan.