Foreign Office spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry said the Afghan peace process has been entering a critical phase since January 5, 2021. It is important for the parties involved in the talks to abandon the allegations and adopt wisdom for the sake of lasting peace and stability.
The Foreign Office said in a statement that it reaffirmed its commitment to lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan. The Afghan peace process is moving towards a political solution to the conflict. Pakistan’s efforts have been appreciated and recognized by the Afghan society and the international community.
We are concerned about the negative statements made by some Afghan government and non-government circles, the statement said. Bilateral security and intelligence issues should be resolved in relevant bilateral forums. Appropriate institutional forums are available through working groups. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry has said that during the Prime Minister’s visit to Kabul, it was also agreed to strengthen ties regarding security and peace process. A series of open accusations will undermine the Afghan peace process and efforts to increase bilateral co-operation.
He said that Pakistan has made serious efforts for the Afghan peace process. Pakistan’s serious efforts have been instrumental in the breakthrough in the Afghan peace process. The Afghan peace process has been entering a critical phase since January 5. Let the parties abandon the accusations and adopt wisdom for the sake of lasting peace and stability.
The spokesman said that Pakistan has been expressing grave concern over the escalation of violence in Afghanistan this year. The Prime Minister of Pakistan has on several occasions called for a reduction in violence and a ceasefire. The Afghan government must fulfill its responsibility to establish internal security and peace. He said that Pakistan was ready to assist in institutional cooperation in security and effective border management. Significant bilateral issues, including transit trade, have been developed between the two countries in recent days. Negotiations on a preferential trade agreement have moved forward. Both countries need to be wary of internal and regional misleading elements.