Progress in Afghan peace process result of collective efforts: Qureshi

By: News Desk      Published: 09:11 PM, 16 Aug, 2020
Progress in Afghan peace process result of collective efforts: Qureshi
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi welcomes a delegation of Afghan Taliban to Foreign Ministry.–File photo

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that collective efforts of all stakeholders have played a critical role in the success of the Afghan peace process until now. 

In a tweet on Sunday, Qureshi said, “Our collective efforts have so far succeeded in advancing Afghan peace process to current unprecedented point. All stakeholders must ensure residual issues resolved to commence Intra-Afghan negotiations w/out delay. The imp of seizing this historic opp cannot be stressed enough.”

Qureshi had said in June this year that lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan are essential for the development of the entire region.

The foreign minister had met Special Envoy of Pakistan to Afghanistan Ambassador Muhammad Sadiq in Islamabad and said that Pakistan played a constructive role in the Afghan peace process, adding that the international community was also acknowledging its efforts.

"Pakistan will continue to play a vital role in ensuring peace and stability in the region," the foreign minister had told the Afghan ambassador. The two sides also discussed matters relating to the Afghan peace process, as well as regional peace and stability.