PM reiterates resolve to further Afghan peace process

News Desk , Bol News

05:25:16, Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated on Tuesday the country’s resolve to further the Afghan peace process, while highlighting Pakistan’s role in the continuing US-Taliban negotiations aimed at bringing the now 17-year-old conflict to an end.

Referring to Monday’s round of negotiations between the US and the Taliban – brokered by Pakistan and held in Abu Dhabi – the premier hoped that talks lead to an end of “almost three decades of suffering of the brave Afghan people”.

“Pakistan has helped in the dialogue between Taliban and the US in Abu Dhabi,” PM Imran said in a tweet. “Let us pray that this leads to peace and ends almost three decades of suffering of the brave Afghan people.”

The prime minister also assured that “Pakistan will be doing everything within its power to further the peace process”.

The Afghan Taliban spokesperson confirmed the group’s participation in the talks but insisted that they would not talk to the Afghan government.

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