We should sit together to evolve strategy for betterment of Afghanistan, region: FM


ISLAMABAD, August 16 (Online): Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said it is necessary that we should sit together and evolve a strategy for the betterment of Afghanistan and the region.

“Our final objective is peaceful, united, stable and prosperous Afghanistan”, he said this during his meeting with high level delegation of Afghan leadership here Monday. The delegation met FM in foreign ministry here and exchanged views on Afghan situation.

FM held our ultimate objective is peaceful , unified , democratic, stable and prosperous Afghanistan. I am fully assured that we can advance peace and reconciliation process together. The international community is supportive of peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan in clear terms.

He remarked it is incumbent on Afghan leadership to seize this historical opportunity and pave the wave for broad based and comprehensive political solution for Afghanistan. We think that the comprehensive and broad based talks are the only way for peaceful solution of Afghan issue. We don’t want there should be chaos in Afghanistan and the neighboring countries are affected due to inner conflict.

We will have to keep an eye on those anti peace elements who are out to give wrong angle to Pakistan conciliatory role which is recognized at international level.

Every segment of Afghan society is equally important in achieving the final destination of Afghanistan.

He observed we hope all Afghan leaders will together hammer out their efforts in supreme national interest.

Pakistan is committed to play its constructive and conciliatory role for peace in Afghanistan, he said adding the need is there that the international community should move ahead for extending financial assistance for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Afghanistan.