Resolution of Afghan issue only possible through negotiations: Shah Mahmood Qureshi

The Nation  |  Jun 14, 2021

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, on Monday stated that Pakistan will continue to play its constructive role for the success of Intra-Afghan peace talks.

While addressing the inaugural session of the Pak-Afghan Bilateral Dialogue, in Islamabad he exclaimed that Pakistan is now recognized at the world level as part of solution and not part of problem. He said there is no military solution to the Afghan conflict.

Moreover, he also added that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan is beneficial for Pakistan and the whole region.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi further added that Pakistan played a pivotal role in the peace agreement between the US-Taliban in Doha and the Intra-Afghan negotiations will also yield positive results.

While talking about the statements of the  Afghan Vice President and the National Security advisor against Pakistan, he stated that this back and forth attack series needs to come to an end as it will not be helpful in any way. He said Pakistan cannot be blamed for all the issues in Afghanistan.

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The Foreign Minister said that Pakistan has taken a very clear decision of non-interference and it has no favourites in Afghanistan. He said we have invited every Afghan ethnic group to Pakistan to discuss peace and stability.

He also added that Pakistan is trying to maintain peaceful ties with Afghanistan at the border and that Pakistan has hosted a number of Afghan refugees for many years. Now it is time for the to return to their own country.

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