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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 »

 

China Steps Up to Broker Peace in Afghan-Pakistan Conflict – Bloom Berg

China hosted top diplomats from Afghanistan and Pakistan on Tuesday in a bid to mediate a long-simmering conflict between the neighboring countries.

Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif joined their Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Tuesday to discuss possible economic and security cooperation. The first trilateral minister-level dialogue in Beijing comes as China expands its economic interests in Pakistan.

“China, Afghanistan and Pakistan, as three neighbors, will naturally try to strengthen cooperation amongst each other,” Wang was quoted as saying by…. Read More on Bloom Berg

China hosts meeting to improve Afghanistan-Pakistan relations – xinhuanet

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (C), Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani (L) and Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, meet the press after the 1st China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ Dialogue, in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 26, 2017. (Xinhua/Yan Yan)

BEIJING, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) — Improvement of Afghanistan-Pakistan relations was high on the agenda of a meeting of the foreign ministers from the two and China in Beijing on Tuesday.

“Afghanistan and Pakistan agreed to improve bilateral relations as soon as possible and to realize harmonious co-existence, promising to resolve their concerns through comprehensive dialogue and consultation,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters after the meeting.

Pakistan’s proposal — establishing working panels in politics, military, intelligence, economy and… Read More on xinhuanet

Pakistan & US at crossroads – The Nation

In contrast with the situation during most of the Cold War when Pakistan and the US, despite some ups and downs, were closely allied, their relationship now is at a crossroads. Geopolitical compulsions are steadily pushing the two countries farther apart from each other. China’s phenomenal rise and the growing Sino-US rivalry, which would be the defining feature of the 21st century, is drawing the US and India into an increasingly close strategic embrace while gradually weakening the strategic links between Islamabad and Washington. This inexorable process has brought Pakistan-US relationship to a critical point where both sides need to have a dispassionate assessment of its future prospects with a view to restructuring it on realistic assumptions. Only such an exercise would enable them to have a mutually beneficial…. Read More on The Nation

U.S. Hails Afghan Forces’ Battlefield Gains, Urges Taliban To Seek Talks With Kabul – rferl.org

(1/1)U.S. Army General John Nicholson speaks with Afghan police special forces after they took part in a military exercise in November.

The U.S. Defense Department has hailed success on the battlefield by Afghan forces and urged Taliban insurgents to embrace “peace and political legitimacy” through a negotiated settlement with the government in Kabul.

The comments came this week in the Pentagon’s semiannual report to Congress, the first since President Donald Trump on August 21 announced his new strategy for Afghanistan and the South Asia region.

The Pentagon said in the report given to Congress on December 15 that U.S. and Afghan “sources indicate this fighting season has been more … Read More on rferl.org

HPC team tours Takhar, Badakhshan with message – Pajhwok

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban militants should get maximum advantage of the existing opportunities and join the reconciliation process, the High Peace Council (HPC) has said.

These views were shared by HPC delegation with people of northeastern Badakhshan province after arriving here from Takhar province.

Ataur Rahman Saleem, deputy head of the HPC, said during the trip to Takhar and Badakhshan the HPC delegation held meetings with different groups of people and shared the new peace strategy with them.

The people hailed the new strategy, he said. “The HPC is optimistic the new peace strategy would prove positive in bringing peace and …. Read More on Pajhwok

Pakistan and Afghanistan to hold Track-II dialogue today – Daily Times

KABUL: Pakistan and Afghanistan will hold Track-II dialogue in Kabul today (Friday) to explore ways to improve relations between the two neighbouring countries, organizers here said.

The unofficial dialogue will take place amid signs of improvement in relations as both governments are making efforts to remove the mistrust.

Pakistani delegation led by Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan, member of the National Assembly belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), arrived in Kabul on Thursday.

The dialogue is part of Pakistan-Afghanistan Track 1.5/ II initiative titled: “Beyond ….Read More on Daily Times

Qatar participates in ICG meeting on Afghanistan – Gulf Times

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Qatar participated in the International Contact Group (ICG) meeting on Afghanistan held in Oslo, Norway.
The delegation was chaired by the Special Envoy of Qatar’s Foreign Minister for Counterterrorism and Mediation of Conflict Resolution, Dr Mutlaq bin Majed al-Qahtani.
The meeting, which was co-chaired by Afghanistan and Germany discussed establishing the peace process in Afghanistan through unifying the international stance towards the situation in Afghanistan.
The meeting also discussed undertaking cross-group consultations to assist Afghanistan in restoring stability, security and peace.
The meeting also welcomed the Qatari efforts in its good offices and in the mediation of a political solution to the situation in Afghanistan.
Al-Qahtani explained the efforts made by Qatar… Read More on Gulf Times

Ghani reiterates government’s stance for peace talks with Pakistan and Taliban – Khaama Press

The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani reiterated the Afghan government’s stance to hold peace talks both the Pakistani authorities and the Taliban group.

According to the Office of the President, ARG Palace, President Ghani informed regarding his government’s stance during a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

President Ghani said the Afghan government is prepared for two way peace talks, including direct talks with the Pakistani authorities and intra-Afghan talks with the Taliban group.

In his turn, President Erdogan said the government of Turkey …. Read More on Khaama Press