Pakistan NSA throws full weight behind Afghan government peace offer to Taliban

Pakistan NSA throws full weight behind Afghan government peace offer to Taliban

*KABUL: *Pakistan’s National Security Adviser (NSA) Lt Gen (r) Nasser Janjua has thrown full weight of Pakistan behind the Afghan government peace offer to Afghan Taliban.

NSA on Sunday met Afghan Cheif Executive Dr Abdullah Abdullah during his visit to Afghanistan.

Janjua was on a one-day visit to the neighboring country on the invitation of his Afghan counterpart, Haneef Atmar.

During the meeting, both sides agreed that Taliban should utilise new and timely peace offer made by the Afghan government.

According to details, shared by Abdullah on his Twitter account, inter-state dialogues for improvement of ties between the two states were also part of the meeting.

Earlier on Saturday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met Nasser Janjua and invited Prime Minister Khaqan Abbasi to start “state to state comprehensive dialogue.”

During the meeting with Ghani, Janjua said that Pakistan was ready to make all possible efforts for strong and stable ties between both countries.

Janjua also met Atmar and discussed bilateral ties and regional security issues.

Earlier, a spokesperson of NSA observed that peaceful Afghanistan is a guarantee to stable Pakistan.

Both Pak-Afghan representatives are expected to develop a policy to work together and establish a way to strengthen the bilateral ties and enhance the cooperation.

On February 3, while addressing Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Solidarity (APAPS) in Kabul, Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, remarked that both countries need to concentrate on cooperation instead of blaming each other.

A top-level delegation of civil and military leadership from Pakistan, led by Tehmeena Janjua, visited Afghanistan to attend the Pakistan-Afghanistan joint Working Group meeting.