Pakistan reiterates support for Afghan Peace Process, US Troops’ withdrawal

Pakistan has reiterated its support for Afghan Peace Process and US troops’ withdrawal scheduled to start from May 1st 2021.

In a statement, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) accentuated that Pakistan has been consistently supporting and facilitating the efforts for durable peace and stability in Afghanistan.

There is no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan and a negotiated political solution through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned process is important for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan, said MoFA.

It is important that the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan coincides with the progress in the peace process. We hope that the forthcoming meeting of Afghan leadership in Turkey would be an important opportunity for Afghans to make progress towards a negotiated political settlement, it added.

Furthermore, the MoFA press-release stressed upon he principle of responsible troop withdrawal in coordination with Afghan stake-holders and that the U.S. will continue to urge the Afghan leaders to seize this historic opportunity for achieving a political settlement in Afghanistan.

Pakistan has reiterated its abiding commitment for a peaceful, stable, united, democratic, sovereign and prosperous Afghanistan.

Pakistan believes that another key feature in the efforts for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan should be a time-bound and well-resourced plan for return of Afghan refugees to their homeland and their reintegration in Afghanistan, concluded the press-release.