Vali Nasr notes change in Washington
The Dean of Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies Vali Reza Nasr had served US administration under President Barack Obama.
He had remained a close aide of Richard Holbrooke, the first representative of US government for Af-Pak.
Hence, his meeting with Foreign Minister of Pakistan also has importance.
Nasr had also authored a book on Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan.
He has discussed Af-Pak in his book The Dispensable Nation.
Earlier, FM Shah Mehmood had claimed credit for US Taliban talks and deal.
He said Pakistan made sincere efforts in bringing US and Taliban on negotiation table for establishing peace in Afghanistan.
He further said that Pakistan made Taliban understand that the issue could be resolved through negotiations only.
Moreover, he said Pakistan always convinced the world that there is no military solution of Afghan issue.
Pakistan always called for resolving it only through dialogue.
Shah Mehmood said Pakistan wished that the both sides should reach to logical destination of peace in Afghanistan.
However, FM Qureshi said some powers do not want peace in Afghanistan and they are conspiring against peace process by disturbing law and order through bomb blasts in the country.
Such powers are spoilers and there is need to avoid and foil nefarious designs of these powers.