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US sought Pakistan’s support for peace in Afghanistan: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has re-affirmed Pakistan’s commitment to continue its positive role in seeking a political settlement in Afghanistan to bring peace and stability in the region.

Speaking during the Cabinet meeting in Islamabad on Thursday, PM Imran said Pakistan has always been playing an active role to promote peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan and it is matter of great satisfaction that the world powers particularly the United States has recognized Islamabad’s contribution to this effect.

The PM said US special envoy on Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad during his recent visit to Islamabad had very productive meetings with him and the foreign Minister on the subject.

He said the United States has sought Pakistan’s support in advancing the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

Imran Khan said it is the vindication of his view point about seeking a political settlement in Afghanistan through dialogue with all the stakeholders including Taliban.

The premier said Pakistan is also in-touch with the Saudi and Iranian leadership to bring peace to strife hit Yemen by bringing all the parties concerned to the negotiating table.

He said Iranian Foreign Minister Jawwad Zarif also paid a visit to Islamabad and discussed the modalities for Yemen peace process.

Imran Khan said Pakistan will continue to play a mediatory role for peace in Yemen to ultimately bring a lasting peace and stability to the region.

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