Kabul diplomacy towards Islamabad has failed: Spanta
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Former national security advisor Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta on Sunday said the unity government’s diplomacy towards Pakistan was a failure.
Speaking at an unofficial bilateral meeting between ex-senior Afghan and Pakistani officials in western Herat province, Spanta said the Afghan government’s policy failed because it was one-sided.
Twenty-five intellectuals, ex-officials of the two countries including former Pakistani defence minister and ISI chief attended the day-long meeting held at the ancient Qala Ikhtyaruddin organised by the Afghanistan Institute of Strategic Studies.
“The unity government leaders’ lack of consultations between with the Afghan public representatives and politicians and interference from foreign countries in Afghanistan’s diplomacy resulted in closing Pakistan’s doors on Afghanistan,” he said.
The conference “Afghanistan-Pakistan Dialogue: Mapping Challenges and Opportunities” was organised to encourage joint cooperation and struggle against terrorism, the chairman of the institute, Daud Muradyan said.
“The diplomacy of the unity government to maintain good relations with Pakistan has failed,” he said.
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