Afghan Ambassador adopts reconcialtory tone, welcomes Pakistan role in peace talks with Taliban


ISLAMABAD/Kabul - Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Umar Zakhilwal on Sunday said that Pakistan and Afghanistan were enjoying good people to people relations.

Talking to PTV programme, he categorically stated that those elements were threatening Pakistan are not our friends.

Umar Zakhilwal said that Pakistan and Afghanistan rendered great sacrifices in war against terrorism. Afghanistan was committed to eliminate terrorism from the country, he added.

He said:”Pakistan and Afghanistan Armed Forces were not operating against each other soil as there was only intelligence sharing.”

The Ambassador said that Afghanistan government would welcome Pakistan, China and other countries, if they would play a facilitator role to resume talks with Taliban to maintain peace in the country.

“Doors are always open for talks with Taliban for maintaining peace in the country,” he said, adding, that some territories in Afghanistan were under control of Taliban.

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