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Pak, US Agree to Work For Peace in Afghanistan

Pak, US Agree to Work  For Peace in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD - During the meeting with Khalilzad, Qureshi said Islamabad welcomed Washington’s efforts to establish peace in Afghanistan, media reported.
Delegation level talks between Pakistan and the US on the Afghan reconciliation process were held earlier in the day at the Foreign office, according to Radio Pakistan.
The Pakistani side was led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and the US side by Khalilzad.
Khalilzad was visiting Pakistan as part of his 10-day visit to five countries — Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
He ended his two-day visit to Afghanistan on Monday where he met President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and several Afghan leaders.
“Khalilzad’s mission is to co-ordinate and lead US efforts to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table,” the US State Department statement said last week.
“Khalilzad will also be working in close co-ordination with the Afghan government and various stakeholders and explore how best to reach a negotiated settlement to the conflict,” it said.
Qureshi said Pakistan will continue to play its role to find a political solution to the Afghan issue.
Khalilzad and Qureshi earlier met in New York where the latter told the US that Pakistan believed that peace in Afghanistan was directly related to long-lasting stability in Islamabad. (Monitoring Desk)