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Doha talks watershed moment for Afghans: Dr. Alvi

Doha talks watershed moment for Afghans: Dr. Alvi

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30 Sep 2020 - 15:03
Doha talks watershed moment for Afghans: Dr. Alvi
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30 Sep 2020 - 15:03

KABUL President Dr. Arif Alvi in Islamabad.

In a statement following his meeting with Abdullah, Dr. Alvi expressed satisfaction at the progress achieved in the Afghan peace process.

The President conveyed his best wishes for success of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in his assignment as Chairman of the HCNR.

He reaffirmed Pakistan’s support to the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process and emphasized that there was no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan and a politically negotiated settlement was the only way forward.

President Arif Alvi said commencement of Intra-Afghan Negotiations in Doha was a watershed moment and stressed that the Afghan leadership must seize this historic opportunity to work together constructively and secure an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement.

President Alvi reaffirmed that Pakistan will stand-by the decisions made by the Afghan nation with regard to the future of Afghanistan.

The President emphasized the importance of patience and perseverance in the peace negotiations and also underlined the need for guarding against the ‘spoilers’, who do not wish to see return of peace in the region.

The president further underscored that peace in Afghanistan is essential for Pakistan and Afghanistan, as well as the region, to realize their economic potential.

Dr. Abdullah Abdullah is on his first official visit to Pakistan as Chairman, High Council for National Reconciliation.

During his three-day visit, he held meetings with leadership in Pakistan and interacted with the media.

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