Pakistan welcomes signing of agreement between political leaders in Afghanistan

TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) – Pakistan welcomes the signing of the agreement between political leaders in Kabul on Sunday regarding the formation of inclusive government and the High Council of National Reconciliation.

Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on the recent developments in Afghanistan. Here is the statement:

At this critical juncture, it is vitally important that all Afghan leaders work together constructively in the supreme interest of the Afghan people and help bring lasting peace and stability to the country affected by decades of violence and conflict.

This is imperative also for being able to effectively respond to the formidable challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The US-Taliban Peace Agreement has created a historic opportunity, which must be seized by all Afghan stakeholders to advance the goals of peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.

It is critical that the Intra-Afghan negotiations commence at the earliest, culminating in a comprehensive and inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan.

All Afghan parties must honour their respective commitments, work with perseverance and sense of common purpose, and also guard against the machinations of any spoilers, from within and without.

While reaffirming our abiding solidarity with the people of Afghanistan, Pakistan reiterates its commitment to continue to support a peaceful, stable, united, democratic and prosperous Afghanistan, at peace with itself and its neighbours.

MNA/PR

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