US to help Pakistan revive Afghan peace talks
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States on Wednesday said it would help Pakistan materialise pledges the country held out about the Afghan peace process during the recent Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process conference in Islamabad.
This was stated by the US Ambassador in Islamabad David Hale during a meeting with National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar in Kabul, a statement from the National Security Council (NSC) office said.
Both dignitaries discussed in detail Kabul-Islamabad ties, the launch of the second phase of peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban and the agreement in this regard between Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the US.
According to Atmar, the implementation of promises by Pakistan was vital for peace and stability in Afghanistan. He said Kabul was waiting for Islamabad to implement its commitments.
The US envoy in Islamabad said his country backed the Afghan government policies and priorities towards establishing peace and strengthening security in the war-torn country.
Earlier, Chinese Ambassador in Kabul had said his country would cooperate with Pakistan in taking forward the “quadrilateral initiative” to restart the Afghan reconciliation process.
The Chinese envoy, during a meeting with Atmar, had said Beijing would cooperate with Pakistan in meeting its promises with regard to bringing peace to Afghanistan and using the four nation platform effectively.
Representatives from the four countries who met in Islamabad had agreed to re-launch the peace process.