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Russian and Pakistani Officials Discuss ‘Afghan Peace Process’

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Russian President’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, on Friday met with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and exchanged views on the Afghanistan peace process.

Zamir Kabulov, Russian Special Envoy for Afghanistan on Friday met with Pakistani Foreign minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, both shared views on the Afghan peace process.

The Foreign Ministry of Pakistan said in a statement that “both Pakistan and Russia have a convergence of views on matters of mutual interest including an inclusive political settlement of the conflict in Afghanistan”.

Pakistani foreign minister reiterated that his country’s support to the Afghan peace process, Qureshi highlighted “Pakistan’s facilitation of the U.S.-Taliban Peace Agreement and subsequent commencement of Intra-Afghan Negotiations,” the statement said.

Qureshi hoped that peace talks would lead to an acceptable and desired achievement of a “peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan”.

According to the statement, Qureshi stressed the importance of regional consultations and appreciated the role of Four Party Talks in the facilitation of the Afghan peace negotiations.

Following the meeting, the Russian Special Envoy to Afganistan met with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, Qamar Javed Bajwa.

Pakistani media reported, that matters of mutual interest, regional security, progress in the Afghan peace process were talked over.

During the meeting that peace in Afghanistan and Pakistan is one of the biggest interests of the region he added, “The visiting dignitary appreciated the positive role being played by Pakistan for Afghan Peace Process and expressed that, Pak-Russia relations will continue to prosper manifolds”

“Both sides reiterated the commitment to enhance the bilateral relationship,” the statement read.

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