Despite all out efforts from Pakistan, President Ashraf Ghani seemed frustrated over Afghanistan endgame

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Despite all out efforts from Pakistan, President Ashraf Ghani seemed frustrated over Afghanistan endgame

KABUL - Despite all efforts and sincerity from Pakistan, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani seemed frustrated with Pakistan.

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani said that peace in Afghanistan will be the greatest asset for Pakistan’s prosperity in terms of energy if Islamabad changes its attitude towards Afghanistan and addresses the common issue of terrorism, Khaama Press has reported.

“Afghanistan wants an engagement with Pakistan. Our relationship falls in three buckets. Our fundamental problem with Pak is their inaction. 1: removing shadow of violence. 2: we will be the greatest prosperous asset for Pakistan in terms of energy. 3: the joint issue which is terrorism,” he said.

This comes shortly after sources close to the Taliban said the US and Taliban had reportedly inched closer towards sealing an agreement on some key issues this week in Doha, Qatar.

However, Ghani said the function of the office of Zalmay Khalilzad, the United States Special Representatives for Afghanistan Reconciliation, was to facilitate direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

“The function of Ambassador Khalilzad’s office is to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table with Afghan government. We need regional and international consensus to achieve peace,” Ghani said in Davos, which coincided with the Doha talks.