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Intra-Afghan talks should start as soon as possible, NATO chief says in meeting with Pakistan FM

Intra-Afghan peace dialogue should start as soon as possible, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said during a meeting with Pakistan's foreign minister in Brussels on Monday.
Intra-Afghan talks should start as soon as possible, NATO chief says in meeting with Pakistan FM

During the meeting, Stoltenberg appreciated Pakistan’s continuous support to NATO’s long-standing efforts in Afghanistan and welcomed its recent steps in support of an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process, according to a statement from the alliance.
Stoltenberg also welcomed the latest “encouraging developments” in the bilateral relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
“He highlighted that an intra-Afghan dialogue should start as soon as possible, that momentum for peace should be preserved - including through a constructive approach from all countries in the region - and that lasting peace and security in Afghanistan benefit regional stability,” the statement said.
Stoltenberg pointed out NATO Allies’ and partners’ firm commitment to peace and lasting security in Afghanistan and to the further development and sustainment of the Afghan security forces, through the Resolute Support training mission, and with funding, according to the statement.
Speaking to a media outlet after the meeting, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the talks were important for Pakistan-NATO understanding and relationship
 
Source : Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)
Tuesday 25 June 2019 12:27
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