Islamabad, 22 Feb. 2021 (MOFA Qatar/ISPR Of Pakistan)
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi; Minister of Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad; and Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan met separately on Monday with Dr. Mutlaq bin Majed Al Qahtani , visiting Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of State of Qatar for Counterterrorism and Mediation in Conflict Resolution and his accompanying delegation.
The meetings reviewed the bilateral cooperation, the peace process in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the progress of the ongoing negotiations in Doha.
Present on the occasions were accompanying members of the delegation and Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Spokesperson for Pakistan Military in it’s press release stated that matters of mutual interest, regional security situation, cooperation in various fields and facilitation of reconciliation process in Afghanistan were discussed in detail during the meeting.
Pakistan Army Chief reiterated that both countries share great history of cordial relations and a deep-rooted spirit of brotherhood, which has transformed into an enduring partnership.
The ISPR said that the visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s continuous efforts for peace and stability in the region and pledged to keep working for better relations between the two countries.
Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen Faiz Hameed was also present in the meeting.
The development comes three days after Russian Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan Ambassador Zamir Kabulov called on General Qamar to discuss the Afghan peace process, ISPR reported.
A significant consultative interaction especially in wake of the Karzai announcement of not recognizing Doha based peace initiative for Afghanistan as no permanent solution to the problem in Afghanistan can come or be viable if Pakistan isn’t a part of it. The Taliban have already rejected Karzai stance and would welcome integration of the Doha efforts with the overall peace programme being brokered by US-Pakistan.
Pakistan has equally important stake and role to the conflict. Pakistan is also the only hope to support the Afghans in obtaining peace, security, stability, development.