ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday discussed the Afghan peace process with a delegation of Hezb-e-Wahdat-e-Islami of Afghanistan at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The delegation, led by Muhammad Karim Khalili, arrived in Islamabad on Monday for a two-day visit during which they will meet Prime Minister Imran Khan and National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser.
During today’s meeting, Qureshi reiterated Islamabad’s position that there is no military solution to the Afghan conflict, adding that only political dialogue can resolve the issue.
The Foreign Minister emphasized that regional peace is linked to the stability of Afghanistan and expressed satisfaction with the progress made in the intra-Afghan dialogue, saying that it provides a unique opportunity for the Afghan leadership to work for peace in the country. must be seized
Qureshi lamented that India was acting as a bully in Afghanistan and that we had presented irrefutable evidence to the international community.
The Foreign Minister said that the government was taking concrete steps to promote bilateral relations between the two countries, adding that Pakistan had also introduced a new visa policy to facilitate Afghans.
Ustad Khalili thanked the Foreign Minister for hosting Afghan refugees over the past several decades and praised Pakistan’s role in the Afghan peace process.
Khalili’s visit is part of an ongoing political policy in Afghanistan to reach out to the political leadership in Afghanistan in order to build a common understanding on the Afghan peace process and deepen people-to-people contacts, the MOFA said in a statement. can go.
The press release read, “Pakistan’s fraternal relations with Afghanistan are deeply rooted in a common history, faith, culture, values and traditions. Pakistan fully supports all efforts for peace, stability and prosperity of the Afghan people.”
The ministry emphasized that Islamabad was “committed to supporting a comprehensive, broad-based and comprehensive political solution to the conflict in Afghanistan through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process.”