UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has assured United Nations of taking all steps to facilitate Afghan peace process.
“Pakistan has taken all possible measures to facilitate the peace process,” Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Masood Khan told to a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in Afghanistan.
The Pakistani envoy said temporary difficulties and glitches should be resolved so that the US‚ the government of Afghanistan‚ and the Taliban can have conversations that would lead to an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation.
Khan said under no circumstances‚ we will force an agenda‚ impose a solution or interfere in intra-Afghan dialogue. He said only Afghan parties will and should set the framework of negotiations‚ articulate common objectives and identify the final outcome.
The envoy said “peace and security in Afghanistan are must for a viable peace and reconciliation process.”
Khan said we have shared responsibility to manage Pak-Afghanistan international border. Pakistan has sought to strengthen border controls through check-points and border posts.