ISLAMABAD: India has no function in Afghanistan, the Pakistan overseas workplace spokesperson stated Thursday, asserting that Islamabad performed a key function in arranging direct talks between the Taliban and the US to discover a peaceable answer to the longstanding Afghan downside.

Talking on the weekly briefing, Mohammad Faisal stated Pakistan all the time maintained that the answer to the battle in Afghanistan lies in an Afghan-led and Afghan owned peace course of.

“In pursuance of that (coverage), we now have facilitated direct talks between the US and the Taliban,” he stated.

He stated Pakistan was satisfied that an intra-Afghan dialogue will result in peace and stability within the war-torn nation.

“In our view, intra-Afghan dialogue is essential for achievement and sustainability of peace course of in Afghanistan. Pakistan will proceed to assist and facilitate Afghan peace course of in good religion and as a part of a shared duty,” he stated.

Responding to a query on India’s function within the nation, Faisal stated “India has no function in Afghanistan”.

Faisal’s remarks contradict Pakistan’s International Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s earlier assertion by which he acknowledged that India had stakes in Afghanistan and its cooperation was crucial for the peace course of.

“Some conferences have taken place (amongst key stakeholders) for institution of peace in Afghanistan. India additionally has stakes in Afghanistan and its cooperation can even be wanted,” Qureshi stated final month.

India has been a key stakeholder within the peace and reconciliation course of in Afghanistan and has dedicated assist price USD three billion to the war-ravaged nation.

Faisal stated Prime Minister Imran Khan will go to Qatar on an official invitation on January 21 and can meet the Amir and Prime Minister of Qatar.

“Problems with mutual curiosity can be mentioned in the course of the go to. The Prime Minister will focus on the import of manpower by Qatar from Pakistan,” he stated.

Faisal stated President of the UN General Meeting Maria Fernanda Espionosa will go to Pakistan from January 18 to 22, which is her first to any nation within the Asia-Pacific area after her election.

Throughout her go to, Espionosa will name on the President and the Prime Minister. The overseas minister can even maintain a gathering with the visiting dignitary, he stated.

Faisal stated Saudi Arabia‘s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman will go to Pakistan subsequent month and the dates had been being labored out. He stated either side had been busy to finalise agreements to be signed throughout his journey.


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