ISLAMABAD:(APS)FEB 6,2016-Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has reaffirmed Pakistan’s firm commitment to lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region.
He was addressing the third meeting of Quadrilateral Coordination Group of Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States and China on Afghan peace process in Islamabad today.
The advisor emphasized that political reconciliation is the only viable option for promoting peace in Afghanistan. He said violent activities will have to be stopped for the success of the dialogue process.
Appreciating the Afghan government’s commitment to reconciliation, Sartaj Aziz said the United States and China are playing constructive role to facilitate the peace process.
He said this process is a clear manifestation of our shared commitment to take joint steps to check the menace of terrorism for long term peace and stability.
He expressed the confidence that the meeting will now focus on early adoption of roadmap for reconciliation process and holding of direct talks between Afghan Taliban and Kabul government as early as possible.