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Islamabad to continue supporting Afghan peace process: Qureshi

Islamabad to continue supporting Afghan peace process: Qureshi

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May 22, 2019 - 19:59

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Pakistaninfo-icon Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday said Islamabad will continue to support the Afghan peace process, led by its own people.

Speaking at the two-day meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s (SCO) Council of Foreign Ministers in Kyrgyzstan, the Pakistani foreign minister said it was a matter of satisfaction that the Afghan peace process was progressing.

He said conflict resolution was important for peace and stability in the South Asian region and called for collective efforts among member countries to meet the present day challenges and to achieve sustainable regional development.

Peace talks between the United States and Afghan Talibaninfo-icon are all set to enter the 7th phase, and both sides have expressed satisfaction with the progress. The Afghan government, however, has complained of being left out of the negotiations.

The foreign minister also condemned terrorism and stressed the need for addressing its root causes. He said Pakistan is among the few countries which successfully curbed terrorism. He said Pakistan was ready to share its experience and expertise with the SCO member to deal with terrorism.

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