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China reaffirms commitment for Afghan peace process – Pajhwok Afghan News

KABUL (Pajhwok) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has said his country was willing to play a constructive role in Afghanistan’s peaceful reconstruction, according to More »

Pakistan happy to support SCO efforts for peaceful Afghanistan: PM Abbasi – Geo TV

SOCHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, speaking at the 16th meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) Council of the Heads of Government (CHG), on Friday said Pakistan will be happy to contribute to SCO’s efforts towards building a stable and More »

 

Afghan Peace Council Offers Taliban Office In Kabul – Gandhara

(1/1)FILE: Former Taliban members hold national flags as they surrender their weapons during a reconciliation ceremony in in the eastern city of Jalalabad in August.

For the first time Afghanistan’s official peace-negotiating panel has offered to let the Taliban open a representative office in Kabul or in a country of its own choice, for initiating a peace dialogue.

The Taliban, however, promptly rejected the offer saying their rivals are “American occupation” forces who have installed the Kabul regime.

The foreign presence in Afghanistan is the “real problem,” the insurgency’s main spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, told VOA. “We do not need to…. Read More on Gandhara

‘Afghan stability, peace key to sustainable development in region’- Pakistan Today

  • Sartaj says Pakistan will help international efforts for Afghan reconciliation process

ISLAMABAD: Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday said that any future progress on regional integration would sustain if peace and stability prevailed in Afghanistan.

“This is not possible without Pakistan’s support to the international community and we will do all that we can to help the Afghan reconciliation process,” he said while addressing the three-day 20th Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) organised here by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).

Sartaj said that Pakistan was an important force behind keeping trans-boundary energy and resource sharing agreements on track. He said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) had paved the way for foreign…. Read More on Pakistan Today

Afghan peace impossible without Pakistan support: Sartaj Aziz – Khaama Press

A senior Pakistani government official has said achieving peace and stability in Afghanistan would not be possible without the support of Pakistan.

Speaking during a gathering on Tuesday, planning commission deputy chairman Sartaj Aziz, said any future progress on regional integration would sustain if peace and stability prevailed in Afghanistan.

However, he said this would not be possible without the support of Pakistan to the international community, insisting that Islamabad is committed to do all it can to help the Afghan reconciliation process.

The remarks by Aziz came as the Afghan government officials and the international community have long been emphasizing on a peaceful approach through …. Read More on Khaama Press

Indonesia Pledges to Mediate Peace Process in Afghanistan – Tolo News

High-level delegation will visit Kabul to conduct talks on how to engage in the peace process with the Taliban insurgents.

Afghanistan’s High Peace Council (HPC) on Monday announced that Indonesia has pledged to cooperate with Afghanistan in its efforts for peace and reconciliation.

To that end, a high-level Indonesian delegation will visit Kabul in less than two weeks’ time to conduct talks on how to engage in the peace process with the Taliban insurgents.

Last month, HPC chief, Mohammad Karim Khalili, traveled to Indonesia where he held discussions with high-ranking Indonesian officials including President Joko Widodo on the peace process in Afghanistan.

“I think it is the first time that a big nation like Indonesia shows a willingness to share its experience regarding peace and reconciliation with Afghanistan and play…. Read More on Tolo News

US defense secretary visits Pakistan to discuss reconciliation role in Afghan strategy – Arab News

ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of Defense James Mattis is due to arrive in Islamabad on Monday to discuss matters in progress for eradicating terrorism from Pakistani soil, and the country’s role in Afghanistan — an agenda he underlined on Saturday to the media.
“The US remains committed to a pragmatic relationship that expands … cooperation on shared interests while reinforcing President Trump’s call for …. Read More on Arab News

Political cooperation essential for peace, say community leaders in Afghanistan’s north – Reliefweb

SHEBERGHAN – It is imperative for Afghanistan’s political groups to find common ground and work together for Afghanistan’s future, said participants gathered at a UN-backed symposium set up to discuss ways to harmonize community-level peace efforts.

Representing Jawzjan and Sar-e Pul provinces, more than 30 community leaders met to discuss the latest political developments in the northern region and across Afghanistan, and to deliberate on the best ways to foster peace.

“The Afghan conflict has local, national and international dimensions that are beyond our control at the village level,” said Haji Mohammad Akram, a community leader from…. Read More on Reliefweb

China reaffirms commitment for Afghan peace process – Pajhwok Afghan News

KABUL (Pajhwok) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang  has said his country was willing to play a constructive role in Afghanistan’s peaceful reconstruction, according to a media report on Saturday.

Li made the commitment when during a meeting with Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on the sidelines of the 16th meeting of the Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Heads of Government.

The Chinese Primer says Beijing support a wide and inclusive political reconciliation process led and owned by the Afghan people, and is ready to assist…. Read More on Pajhwok Afghan News

 

Pakistan happy to support SCO efforts for peaceful Afghanistan: PM Abbasi – Geo TV

SOCHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, speaking at the 16th meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) Council of the Heads of Government (CHG), on Friday said Pakistan will be happy to contribute to SCO’s efforts towards building a stable and secure Afghanistan.

Abbasi’s made the statement after calling for further deepening of cooperation within the new consultative format of SCO Afghanistan contact group.

“The objective of this format should be to support Afghanistan’s efforts for a peaceful political settlement through dialogue and combatting security and terrorism threats to…. Read More on Geo TV