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Pak PM: Pakistan committed to bring peace in Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday during speaking to the media in Qatar, said his country is committed to bringing peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Qureshi said that the press conference of US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham shows that the relations between the two countries are improving. “Those who were pointing fingers at us are now praising us,” he said.

Senator agreed with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan that there is no military solution to the Afghan conflict. The world is recognising the significant role of Pakistan in bringing peace to Afghanistan, he said.

He clarified that Pakistan is playing its role but it is a shared responsibility. “We understand that regional countries will have to play their role too in order to resolve the Afghan issue,” he added.

Pakistan showed commitment when the US officials and the Taliban Qatar-based members resumed peace talks on Afghanistan in the wake of short stalemate after the Taliban rejected meeting Zalmay Khalilzad, US special envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation, citing differences over agenda.

In a statement Taliban said they agreed to set in talks after their conditions accepted.

“Following American acceptance of the agenda of ending invasion of Afghanistan and preventing Afghanistan from being used against other countries in the future, talks with American representatives took place today (Monday) in Doha, the capital of Qatar,” the group’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement. “The session will also continue today (Tuesday).”

It is worth mentioning U.S. President’s Special Envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, has said that the United States wants peace in Afghanistan and that they will address legitimate concerns of all Afghan sides in the peace process.

“I see that many are concerned that the United States is willing to both talk and fight. Let me be clear: the US wants peace,” said the US envoy.

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