Pakistan and US discuss Afghanistan peace, regional security

Pakistan and US discuss Afghanistan peace, regional security

*ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and the United States (US) discussed on Sunday bilateral ties, regional peace and Afghan peace process.*

Led by Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, a US delegation held talks with Pakistani officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affair. Additional Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs Aftab Khokhar led the Pakistani side.

During the meeting, issues of mutual interest including bilateral ties, regional peace situation, and Afghan peace process came under discussion.

Additional Secretary Aftab Khokhar said Pakistan will continue playing its mediatory role in establishment of peace in the region, including Afghan peace process, as part of the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Pakistan advised all the sides to move towards political resolution of the issue in order to end the decades’ long conflict in the region. Ambassador Khalilzad appreciated Pakistan’s pivotal role for establishment of enduring peace in the region.

The US delegation comprises representatives of Defense and State departments while senior officials from ministries of defense and foreign affairs are attending from the Pakistan side.

Earlier today, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has arrived in Pakistan to hold meetings with Pakistan leadership as part of effort to facilitate a peace process that ends the conflict in Afghanistan.