ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi on Monday stressed the importance of politically negotiated settlement as the most viable option for peace and stability in Afghanistan for which Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) remained an effective forum.
In a meeting with the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Ambassador Tadamichi Yamamoto in Islamabad during which discussions focused on the situation in Afghanistan and efforts for promoting long term peace and stability in that Country, Fatemi said that emphasized that Pakistan desires lasting peace in Afghanistan.
Tariq Fatemi highlighted Pakistan’s continued efforts for strengthening engagement with the Afghan government to enhance cooperation in diverse areas including the fight against terrorism.
In this regard, Fatemi reiterated Pakistan’s firm resolve for effective border management underlining the need for cooperation by the Afghan side.
While expressing appreciation for Pakistan’s positive role for promoting durable peace and stability in Afghanistan, the ambassador Yamamoto apprised the SAPM about various activities being undertaken by the UN for peace and development in Afghanistan.