Held a detailed meeting with Pakistan’s FM: Taliban spokesman
ISLAMABAD: A high-level Taliban delegation met with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and other senior Pakistan officials on Thursday, the group’s spokesman said .
Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for Afghan Taliban, said that the Islamic Emirates delegation called for providing education, health, transportation and visa payment facilities to Afghan refugees in Pakistan.
“The Islamic Emirate delegation today held a detailed meeting with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister and senior officials in Islamabad. He also spoke on the relations between the two countries, political issues and peace,” Shaheen tweeted. .
“There was also a call for cooperation with Afghan businessmen. On the other hand, Shah Mahmood Qureshi promised that he would cooperate fully in all these areas,” he said..
Foreign Minister Qureshi reiterated Pakistan’s position on revival of peace talks.
According to a press release issued by the FO, Qureshi welcomed the delegation at the ministry and said that Pak-Afghan ties were based on brotherly relations, historical, religious and cultural links.
Qureshi said, “Instability in Afghanistan is impacting both Islamabad and Kabul.”
He added that Pakistan believes that war is not the solution to the situation in Afghanistan and dialogue is the only way forward.
The foreign minister said that Pakistan was glad that the world has finally accepted their stance on the situation in Afghanistan.
“Pakistan has played an honest role in search for peace in Afghanistan.” He added that a peaceful Afghanistan is necessary for regional stability.