Leading foreign policy expert from the United States has told Pakistani policymakers that Islamic Republic of Iran is an important regional state and no political solution of Afghan issue is possible without Iran.
The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan held fresh talks with Pakistan’s civil and military leadership on Friday, seeking Islamabad’s crucial help to achieve a breakthrough in the ongoing Afghan reconciliation process.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi while talking to Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Idrees Zaman in Islamabad on Tuesday reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to play its role for the Afghan peace process.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says his country is keen to complete the construction of a much-delayed pipeline designed for receiving Iran’s natural gas, weeks after he paid a visit to the neighboring state.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, during a telephone conversation on Tuesday, stressed the importance of continuing the Afghan peace process, a Foreign Office press release said.
Pakistani Foreign Affairs Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Monday said that Pakistan, along with other regional and international partners, was playing its role in supporting the peace process in Afghanistan in good faith and as a shared responsibility.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday welcomed US President Donald Trump’s decision regarding the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and reiterated Pakistan’s desire for peace in the region.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday revealed that Pakistan has arranged direct talks between the United States and Afghan Taliban on December 17, ahead of the second round of Pakistan-China-Afghanistan trilateral foreign ministers’ meeting scheduled to be held in Kabul on Saturday to discuss the reconciliation process.