Islamabad (IP): The chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan, in a meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, said that the peace talks between the Afghans are progressing slowly.

Iran PressAsia: Abdullah Abdullah, while appreciating Pakistan over encouraging the Taliban to take part in peace talks, highlighted that, unfortunately, the violence is in high degree ad this will del the peace efforts blows.

Afghan senior officials called terrorism the threat against all regional states, saying that providing stable and fair peace in Afghanistan would benefit all regional and neighboring countries.

At the meeting, Shah Mahmood Qureshi also said that Abdullah's visit would take the relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan to a new level. A serious chapter in the relations between the two sides needed to be opened.

"Pakistan's foreign minister stressed that his country is committed to non-interference in Afghanistan's affairs and supports peace efforts, as Islamabad believes that Afghanistan's problems have no military solution and that the only way is dialogue."

Shah Mahmoud Qureshi said: "Pakistan and Afghanistan should not be used against each other, and there is political will in this regard."

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