Prime Minister reiterates support to negotiated political settlement for peace in Afghanistan
Islamabad, December 30, 2020 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated Pakistan’s consistent support to a negotiated political settlement for peace and stability in Afghanistan as there is no military solution to the conflict in the war torn country. Talking to Afghanistan’s Minister for Industry and Commerce Nisar Ahmed Faizi Ghoryani in Islamabad on Wednesday, he stressed the need for all sides to take measures for reduction of violence leading to ceasefire.
The Prime Minister said that peace in Afghanistan would be beneficial for the entire region by enhancing regional connectivity and providing new opportunities for economic cooperation. He remarked that Pakistan and Afghanistan have untapped economic synergies which could be best realized through cooperation in the economic and trade sphere.
The Prime Minister mentioned the Trans-Afghan railway line project, “Mazar-e-Sharif – Kabul – Peshawar,” and highlighted Pakistan’s support to Uzbekistan’s efforts to secure financing for the project. The Afghan Minister conveyed the greetings of President Ashraf Ghani and highlighted the progress made on matters related to transit and bilateral trade. He appreciated the positive role played by Pakistan in facilitating the Afghan peace process and affirmed Afghanistan’s desire for enhanced trade and economic ties between the two countries.
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