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“Negotiation only way forward in Afghanistan”

14 Apr 2019 Afghanistan Times

AT Monitoring Desk

KABUL: Pakistan on Saturday has reiterated its support towards

peace in Afghanistan and said that there is no military solution except for

negotiated settlement.

Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Mohammad Faisal took to

the official Twitter account and wrote that his country’s Foreign Minister Shah

Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan believes that peaceful and

negotiated settlement is only way forward in Afghanistan.

The FO spokesperson further quoted FM Qureshi and said there

is no military solution in Afghanistan and all parties should fully commit to

peace process. “We have therefore strongly supported all efforts for peace,

with participation of all Afghans,”

Addressing a weekly press briefing earlier on Thursday,

Faisal said Pakistan will not be part of the next round of talks between the US

and Taliban in Doha in April. The FO spokesperson further said that there will

also be an Intra-Afghan dialogue in Doha.

This comes after Taliban announced their spring offensive,

where the ministry

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