ISLAMABAD - Pakistani envoy called for “unconditional” talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban to bring peace to Afghanistan .
Addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Afghanistan’s situation, Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan 's ambassador to the UN, said neither side in the conflict can impose a military solution on each other.
The Pakistani envoy called for a negotiated end to the war.
"Neither the Coalition and Kabul, nor the Afghan Taliban , can impose a military solution on each other," she said. "Sixteen years of war, waged by the world's most powerful forces, has not secured a military solution.”
She added: “The promotion of a political settlement and the pursuit of a military solution in Afghanistan are mutually incompatible."
The Pakistani envoy said her country had consistently proposed a political settlement as the most viable course to end the decades of conflict and suffering in Afghanistan .
Ambassador Lodhi also called on the Taliban to leave violence and join the negotiations table and engage in a serious of dialogue for peace.