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Pakistan renews support for Afghanistan’s peace quest

Pakistan renews support for Afghanistan’s peace quest

Sep 30, 2016 - 10:05

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Pakistaninfo-icon on Friday reiteratedits continued support for the government and people of Afghanistaninfo-icon in their pursuit of peace, progress and prosperity.

“Pakistan welcomes the peace agreement signed between the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Hezb-i-Islamiinfo-icon,” the Foreign Office in Islamabad said.

In a statement, the ministry said Pakistan had consistently emphasised there was no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan. A politically-negotiated settlement … is the most viable option for bringing lasting peace and stability to Afghanistan.”

The successful conclusion of the peace deal between the Afghan government and HIA was an encouraging development, it said.

“It is our earnest hope that this peace agreement provides an opportunity for similar agreements between Afghan government and other Afghan insurgent groups for achieving durable peace.”



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