“We greatly value the relevance and importance of Russia in the region, especially what role Russia has lately played toward the Afghan reconciliation… Russia looks toward balance of power and multipolarity in the world,” Gen. Asif Ghafoor, a spokesman for the Military of Pakistan was quoted as saying in a report by Pakistan’s Geo News.
Gen. Ghafoor further added “We value Russia’s voice as the voice of reason, and we would love if Russia, being a powerful country, plays its role which enables bringing peace in South Asia and beyond. And we expect that Russia will do it, as the efforts in fact being undertaken by Russia are generating good results.”
This comes as a trilateral meeting between U.S., Russian, and Chinese officials ended in Washington on Friday.
“Representatives of the United States, China, and Russia met in Washington, D.C., March 21-22, 2019. The parties exchanged views on the current status of the Afghan peace process and discussed common efforts to bring peace, prosperity, and security to Afghanistan,” the Department of State said in a statement.
They underscored their respect for the sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of Afghanistan, as well as Afghanistan’s right to make its own political, security, and economic decisions, the statement added.
Source : Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)
Monday 25 March 2019 12:03