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FM sees peace and stability in Afghanistan indispensable for Pakistan

FM sees peace and stability in Afghanistan indispensable for Pakistan

FM sees peace and stability in Afghanistan indispensable for Pakistan.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said, while addressing a webinar through video link in Islamabad on Friday.

FM sees peace and stability in Afghanistan indispensable for Pakistan

He underlined peace and stability in Afghanistan very important and indispensable also for Pakistan.

He referred to the fact regarding Afghanistan not just the neighbor of Pakistan but also have historic relations based on faith and culture.

Qureshi further said for more than four decades, the Afghan people have remained deeply affected due to instability and the ongoing conflict in their country.

The Foreign Minister also recalled that this conflict also hit Pakistan the most and the hardest.

He said the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan offers hopes and optimism that the decades-long conflict will end.

It also offers new prospects for lasting peace, economic development and regional connectivity.

He said the positive momentum of the inter-Afghan dialogue must be maintained and this historic opportunity must not be missed.

He said the peace process must be protected from the elements that are trying to disrupt it.

In this regard, Shah Mahmood Qureshi underlined that world community should urge all parties to agree on ways to reduce violence that could lead to a ceasefire.

Appreciating the role of SCO in Afghan peace process, he urged the world community to prepare a roadmap for post-conflict reconstruction and economic development in Afghanistan, including a timetable for the return of Afghan refugees.

GTV

 

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