Pakistan welcomes signing of agreement between political leaders in Afghanistan

Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson welcomes the signing of the agreement between political leaders in Kabul yesterday regarding the formation of inclusive government and the High Council of National Reconciliation.

Iran PressAsia: Following the political agreement between the Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and the chairman of Afghan Supreme National Reconciliation Council Abdullah Abdullah, Pakistan expressed welcome to this agreement.

At this critical juncture, it is vitally important that all Afghan leaders work together constructively in the supreme interest of the Afghan people and help bring lasting peace and stability to the country affected by decades of violence and conflict. 

"This is imperative also for being able to effectively respond to the formidable challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic," Aisha Farooqui said while commenting on the signing of the deal between Ghani and Abdullah.

"The U.S.-Taliban Peace Agreement has created a historic opportunity, which must be seized by all Afghan stakeholders to advance the goals of peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan," She stated.

"It is critical that the Intra-Afghan negotiations commence at the earliest, culminating in a comprehensive and inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan," Farooqui added.

Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson mentioned: "All Afghan parties must honor their respective commitments, work with perseverance and sense of common purpose, and also guard against the machinations of any spoilers, from within and without."

While reaffirming our abiding solidarity with the people of Afghanistan, Pakistan reiterates its commitment to continue to support a peaceful, stable, united, democratic and prosperous Afghanistan, at peace with itself and its neighbors.


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