(MENAFN – Afghanistan Times) AT News Report
KABUL: US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay
Khalilzad on Friday welcomed statement by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan
on his appeal for reduction of violence and also of not be party to any
internal conflict in Afghanistan anymore.
Khalilzad says in a tweet that he ‘greatly appreciates
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement yesterday on Afghanistan’.
He said that Khan’s ‘appeal for reduction of violence and
policy against promoting internal conflict in other nations has potential to
positively transform the region and give Pakistan a leading role’.
In a statement released on Thursday, April 25, Imran Khan
said that Afghanistan conflict has brought great suffering for both Afghanistan
and Pakistan over last 40 years.
Now, after a long wait, the Afghanistan Peace Process
presents a historic opportunity for peace in the region and Pakistan is fully
supporting the process including the next logical step of Intra Afghan Dialogue
wherein Afghans will themselves decide upon the future of their country, the
In this backdrop, Pakistan is highly dismayed by the surge
of violence in Afghanistan from all sides, it said, adding, the so called
offensives are condemnable and will undermine the peace process.
It is not right to seek an edge in dialogue through
coercion. Pakistan implores all parties to recognize the importance of the
moment and seize it, the statement said.
Pakistan has committed all diplomatic and security capital
to success of peace process. Pakistan will not be party to any internal
conflict in Afghanistan anymore, the statement concluded.
This comes as consensus over Afghan peace has been more
visible than ever as on Thursday trilateral meeting between special envoys of
United States, Russia and China in Moscow ended with a ‘trilateral consensus’
on the Afghan peace process.
It was the second trilateral consultation on Afghanistan in
Moscow, in which USSpecial Representative Zalmay Khalilzad,Chinese
Special Envoy Deng Xijun, and Russian Presidential Representative Zamir
Kabulovdiscussed the current situation in Afghanistan and the ongoing