ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq will attend the Opening Ceremony of intra-afghan negotiations in Doha on Saturday while the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will participate virtually.
The intra-Afghan talks are set to begin in Qatar’s Capital Doha with the goal of bringing an end to nearly two decades of conflict.
The talks will open with an Inauguration Ceremony which will be attended by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Earlier on Friday, Mike Pompeo reached Doha for Afghanistan peace negotiations.
In his statement, he said that the people of Afghanistan deserve a Country that isn’t at war, and we are here to support them in building a roadmap to a peaceful future.
Good to be in Doha for important Afghanistan peace negotiations. The people of Afghanistan deserve a country that isn’t at war, and we are here to support them in building a roadmap to a peaceful future. pic.twitter.com/fdwo8x0gwE
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) September 11, 2020
Meanwhile, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has warmly welcomed the announcement for the start of intra-afghan negotiations, saying finally our combined efforts have brought forth the day that the Afghan people have been yearning for.
The prime minister said that through relentless efforts, Pakistan has played a pivotal role in facilitating the Afghan peace process to this juncture.
“We feel deeply gratified today as we have fulfilled our part of the responsibility,” he said.
PM @ImranKhanPTI welcomes the announcement of Intra-Afghan Negotiations on 12 Sept.
🇵🇰 has played a pivotal role in facilitating the peace process. It is now for Afghan leaders to seize this historic opportunity & secure an inclusive, comprehensive & broad-based pol. settlement.
— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) September 11, 2020
Imran Khan said that it’s now for the Afghan leaders to seize this historic opportunity, work together constructively, and secure an inclusive, broad-based, and comprehensive political settlement.
The prime minister also reiterated that Pakistan will continue to remain in full support and solidarity with the Afghan people as they march forward in this consequential journey for peace and development.