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Pakistan, Iran discuss Afghanistan peace issue

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 25 Jun 2021, 11:19 pm

Islamabad: Top Pakistani and Iranian diplomats on Thursday discussed the issue of peace in Afghanistan, media reports said.

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Iran’s Special Envoy on Afghanistan Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian Fard met in Islamabad at a time when the foreign troops are leaving Afghanistan, triggering fears that the country might soon witness a rise in Taliban forces.

Viewing peace in Afghanistan as vital to regional stability, Pakistan had always opposed a military solution to the Afghan conflict, Qureshi was quoted as saying by Pajhwok Afghan News.

The foreign minister believed a sustainable Afghan-led and Afghan-owned political solution through comprehensive negotiations was the best option to end the conflict.

Rising violence in Afghanistan had affected both Pakistan and Iran, Qureshi said, warning that the ongoing unrest could strengthen “spoilers”, reports the news agency.

He called on all Afghan factions to initiate immediate steps to make the peace process fruitful.

Peace would help boost bilateral trade and repatriation of Afghan refugees, he argued.