Pakistan warns international community against role of spoilers poised to impair Afghan peace process

Ministries Official News

Islamabad, September 12, 2020 (PPI-OT): Pakistan has warned the international community against the role of spoilers poised to impair the hard-earned process for peace in Afghanistan. Addressing the opening session of Afghan peace talks through video link, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi termed the commencement of peace talks a global recognition of Pakistan’s stance of no-military solution to Afghan dispute rather a political solution being only a way forward.

The Special Envoy to the Prime Minister on Afghanistan Muhammad Sadiq is representing Pakistan at the ceremony. The Foreign Minister said the Afghans alone must be the masters of their destiny without outside influence or interference. He said the spoilers from within and from without will pose formidable challenges and constant vigilance will be required to guard against their machinations.

He hoped that all the sides would fulfill their commitments and remain committed to achieve a positive outcome. The Foreign Minister said the Intra-Afghan Negotiations are a milestone towards establishment of peace in Afghanistan. He said the Afghan leadership must seize the historic opportunity to pave way for a durable peace through the negotiations.

He reiterated that considering it a collective responsibility, Pakistan always played re-conciliatory role in Afghan peace process and would keep it up. While calling for the fullest role of international community to take the matter to its logical end, the Foreign Minister also advised not to repeat the mistakes made in the past, to achieve the dream of peaceful Afghanistan.

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