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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 »


Navigating the Afghan challenge – The News

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s recent day-long trip to Kabul represented a serious and well-thought-out effort to reach out to the Afghan leadership with an aim to stop relations between both the countries from further deteriorating. The talks he held with President Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah resulted in putting into operation five working groups supposed to achieve the objectives of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS).

The key principles agreed upon between the two sides pertained to Pakistan’s unequivocal support to the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation … Read More on The News

China lauds Pakistan’s contribution in fight against terrorism – Pakistan Today

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday said that China has appreciated Pakistan’s contribution in fighting terrorism and has also commended Pakistan’s relentless efforts for working towards a peaceful neighbourhood.

Addressing the weekly news briefing, through a video link from Beijing, in Islamabad, FO Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said that the commendation was expressed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in a meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on the sidelines of Boao Forum in Sanya, China.

The spokesperson said that the Chinese president also termed Pakistan as the pillar for regional peace and stability. He added that the two sides …. Read More on Pakistan Today 

Pakistan — an honest partner in war on terror – Pakistan today

The vision of shared regional prosperity undoubtedly is linked to peace and security in the region, particularly Afghanistan, which has become the epicenter of terrorism with a spillover effect on the neighbouring countries including Pakistan. Viewed in that context the renewal of the dialogue between Pakistan and Afghanistan is a welcome development because dialogue and continued engagement are the essential ingredients in regards to resolving conflicts and removing kinks in relations between the states.

For Pakistan, which has suffered the most in the war against terrorism and is still grappling to overcome it, peace in Afghanistan is utmost necessary to ensure peace within its …. Read More on Pakistan Today 

An odyssey for peace in Afghanistan – Pak Observer

Shahid M Amin

PRIME Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi paid an important visit to Kabul on April 6, 2018, during which it seems that common ground was found on several issues that have so far divided the two nations. Sceptics might say that this is all déjà vu, we have seen this all before as well, but hopes for mutual understanding were never realized. Obviously, time will tell, but this time the chances of success seem to be greater. Solid groundwork had been done in advance of the visit in discussions held by the two Foreign Secretaries and National Security Advisers, resulting in an Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS). Abbasi and President Ashraf Ghani formally approved APAPPS, noting that it provided a useful framework for broad-based and structured engagement…. Read More on Pak Observer

Abbasi, Ghani agree on political solution to Afghan conflict – Geo TV

Abbasi, Ghani agree on political solution to Afghan conflict

Friday Apr 06, 2018 KABUL: The leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan promised to work together on regional security in a key face-to-face meeting on Friday, followed by delegation level talks at the Afghan Presidential Palace in Kabul.

KABUL: The leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan promised to work together on regional security in a key face-to-face meeting on Friday, followed by delegation level talks at the Afghan Presidential Palace in Kabul.

“President Ghani and Prime Minister Abbasi discussed the entire gamut of Pak-Afghan relations including peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan, counter-terrorism, return of Afghan refugees, bilateral trade and regional connectivity,” said a statement from the Pakistani prime minister’s office following key meetings with Afghan president and met Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the invitation of President Ghani is in the Afghan capital for a day-long visit, where he was accompanied by the…. Read More on Geo TV

Pakistan, Afghanistan discuss ‘action plan for peace’ – Anadolu Agency

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi (R) is welcomed by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (L) in Kabul, Afghanistan on April 06, 2018. ( AFGHAN PRESIDENCY PRESS OFFICE/ HANDOUT – Anadolu Agency )

Pakistani premier made a breakthrough visit to capital Kabul on Friday where he discussed an “action plan for peace and reconciliation” with Afghan leaders, according to an official statement.

Despite tense ties between the two countries amid allegations of cross-border terrorism, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was given a red-carpet welcome by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on arrival at the presidential palace.

Ghani pronounced peace and stability in Afghanistan as a key factor for regional stability, adding that the leadership in Pakistan and Afghanistan could play decisive role in shaping the future.

“It was decided [in the meeting] that the national security advisers of the two countries and the ministers of foreign affairs would finalize an ‘action plan for peace …. Read More on Anadolu Agency 

Saudi Arabia Agrees to Help Reboot Peace Talks With Taliban – The Wall Street Journal

Afghan, U.S. officials hope kingdom can succeed at negotiating table—but it must first gain insurgent group’s trust

WASHINGTON—Saudi Arabia has agreed to play a leading role in starting a new peace process in Afghanistan, part of the latest U.S.-led strategy to find a political solution to America’s longest war.

The U.S. and Afghanistan hope that Saudi Arabia can bring the Taliban …. Read More on The Wall Street Journal

A peace agreement in Afghanistan would be ‘victory for all, defeat for none’ – The Hill

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Afghanistan has endured one of the longest war in its contemporary history, a war that started in December 1979 with the Soviet invasion and continues today. Fighting in Afghanistan since October 2001, this also is the longest war in American history. And it has casualties: There is not an exact figure, but estimates show that during these four decades of war, millions of Afghans died or suffered disabling injuries. Several million Afghans have migrated or displaced, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

The estimated cost of this war for the involved parties is trillions of U.S. dollars, yet this costly, lengthy fighting has not brought ….. Read More on The Hill