Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says Islamabad eager to see the armed group start a dialogue with Kabul.
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, third from left, with Taliban’s Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Islamabad [Handout/Pakistan Foreign Ministry/AFP]
Pakistan has urged the Taliban to start talks soon with the Afghan government to end decades of conflict, telling visiting officials of the group that an intra-Afghan dialogue could help ensure regional stability.
The meeting between Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and a Taliban delegation on Tuesday came as Afghanistan’s peace process remains stalled over disagreements on a prisoner exchange.
“Pakistan is eager to see an intra-Afghan dialogue start soon to ensure regional peace and stability,” Qureshi said in a statement after meeting a delegation led by the head of the Taliban’s political office, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. Read more @ Aljazeera