Afghanistan officially responds to Pakistani PM Imran Khan statement

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Afghanistan officially responds to Pakistani PM Imran Khan statement

KABUP - In reaction to a statement by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on facilitating talks between US and Taliban officials, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Sunday said the meeting would mark Islamabad’s first practical step towards the peace process in Afghanistan if it happens on December 17.

MoFA spokesman Sibghat Ahmadi said Pakistan’s cooperation in the peace process in Afghanistan is crucial.

“The United States has also increased its pressure. So far, we have achieved some results, but we hope that these results are achieved in larger scale,” said Ahmadi.

But, one member of the High Peace Council (HPC) said Taliban officials from Quetta shura will not attend the meeting, but Taliban’s representatives from Qatar office will talk to the Americans in the meeting.

“Taliban representative from Qatar will attend these talks,” said HPC deputy chief Assadullah Zaeeri.