Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Dushanbe to exchange views on bilateral issues, particularly the Afghan peace process.

Foreign Minister Qureshi, in the meeting that took place on the sidelines of ninth Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process Conference in the Tajik capital, expressed Pakistan’s desire for a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.

Qureshi said Pakistan considered peace in Afghanistan vital for sustainable stability in the region.

He expressed concern over the rising incidents of violence in Afghanistan and said that Pakistan’s position remained the same that the Afghan problem could not be solved through military option.

The FM said Pakistan supported a political solution to the Afghan problem through comprehensive dialogue, adding that positive developments as a result of intra-Afghan talks could help bring the Afghan peace process to a logical conclusion.

Qureshi arrived in Dushanbe on Monday to represent Pakistan at the conference and highlight the country’s role in Afghan peace and the future strategy to contribute to sustainable stability of the country.


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