ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in Islamabad on Friday and held a meeting with the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
During the meeting, both the US special envoy and the foreign minister discussed the overall law and order situation in the region including the Afghan peace process.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan has always maintained that there is no military solution to the Afghan conflict, and we expect that the US-Taliban negotiation process would resume soon.
The foreign minister said that peace and stability in the region highly depends on peace in Afghanistan. He said that under the joint responsibility, Pakistan will continue to play its sincere role in the Afghan peace process.
Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad briefed the foreign minister in details about the delegation level talks held between the United States and Taliban.
The US special representative hailed Pakistan’s reconciliation role for peace in Afghanistan.
Separately, Pakistan’s High Commissioner-designate to Bangladesh Imran Ahmed Siddiqui also met the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad on Friday.
The foreign minister felicitated Imran Ahmed Siddique on his appointment as the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Dhaka, and also gave him important instructions regarding Pakistan’s foreign policy priorities.