Pakistan will continue to play constructive role in Afghan peace process

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ISLAMABAD –Jul, 01, 2021 – Pakistan will continue to play a constructive role in the Afghan peace process said Foreign Office Spokesperson here on Thursday.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri at  weekly news briefing said Pakistan has worked closely with the United States to achieve durable peace and stability in Afghanistan. He said we will continue to cooperate with the US and the international community towards that end.

The Spokesperson said it is desire and hope of Pakistan that the Afghan peace process succeeds and the Afghan parties agree to a common solution which is inclusive, broad based and comprehensive. He reiterated that there is no military solution to the conflict.

To a question about Afghan President Ashraf Ghani s recent remarks in US, Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said instead of indulging in blame game, the Afghan leadership should spent all energy on making the peace process successful.

The Foreign Office Spokesperson welcomed the UN Secretary General s recent report which highlights the indiscriminate targeting of Kashmiris with pellet guns in the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Responding to a question, the Foreign Office Spokesperson confirmed that Pakistan is participating as an observer in the Sea Breeze naval exercise hosted by Ukraine keeping in perspective defense ties with the host. He recalled that Ukraine also participated in Aman 2021 exercise hosted by Pakistan Navy.