Only Afghan-led talks acceptable: Pakistan
“Pakistan sincerely desires peace and stability in the region to ensure development and prosperity,” he said in a statement which significantly emphasised that Islamabad only “supports Afghan-led reconciliation and peace process”.
Gilani also spoke to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and discussed the political process in Afghanistan and strains in Pakistan-US ties.
The UK also confirmed last week that it was talking to the Taliban for a political settlement of the conflict in Afghanistan.
Prime Minister Gilani stated Pakistan’s expectations about any political dialogue with Taliban.
“Efforts should be to create conducive environment for negotiations leading to a situation acceptable to Pakistan, Afghanistan and the US.”
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