Shah Mahmood Qureshi, The Foreign Minister of Pakistan restated that Pakistan will continue playing a reconciliatory role in the Afghan peace process.
FM Qureshi said in a telephonic conversation with his Afghan counterpart Hanif Atmar, highlighted that the Intra-Afghan negotiations provided a historic opportunity to achieve an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement in Afghanistan.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi appealed Afghan parties to work constructively for the shared objective of a stable and peaceful Afghanistan.
He also highlighted the need to remain cognizant of the challenges and impediments on the way, which could be overcome through patience, perseverance and persistence.
FM Qureshi restated that Pakistan’s resolve to facilitate all efforts for a negotiated political settlement and in this context also highlight the importance of exercising vigilance against the role of “spoilers.”
Shah Mahmood Qureshi also stressed the need for early conclusion of talks relating to the APTTA (Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement).
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