AT-KABUL: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Monday said regional harmony and solitary are vital for ensuring lasting peace and stability in the country.
Chairman of strategic studies at the MoFA, Faramarz Tamanna, told a session in Kabul that Pakistan was not honest in its attempts to bring the Taliban to the table of negotiations.
Faramarz raised the issue of the proxy war by regional countries in Afghanistan, and said regional countries should put aside their economic and political issues to restore peace in Afghanistan.
“The fact is that we do not trust the neighboring countries,” he said. “We should have a clear understanding of who we are going to talk with about the reconciliation process,” he added.
Faramarz expressed the ideas in a session titled ‘Mobilizing Public Mindset for Peace’. Participants of the ceremony warned the government not to trust Islamabad.
However, other participants of the session including member of the High Peace Council (HPC) said they were optimistic about the peace negotiations with the Taliban.
Peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban were due to start in early March. However, the talks were postponed due to some reasons.