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Pakistan welcomes Afghan president’s peace dialogue offer: NSA

ISLAMABAD – The Ambassador of Afghanistan in Islamabad Omar Zakhilwal called on National Security Adviser Lt. General (R) Nasser Khan Janjua this afternoon to exchange views on bilateral relations and ongoing efforts for peace and stability in the region.

NSA received the Ambassador with great warmth and cordiality. Ambassador Zakhilwal briefed NSA on today’s international peace conference in Kabul.

The Afghan envoy informed that President Ashraf Ghani had given a message of peace and reconciliation to Taliban, together with a message of closer engagement and cordial relations with Pakistan, with a view to promoting peace, stability and prosperity in the region.

He hoped that being the closest neighbour of Afghanistan, Pakistan would make its due contribution to the process which would help both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Nasser Janjua told that Pakistan wanted an early closure to the internecine bloodshed in the brotherly Afghanistan. Peace in Afghanistan was essential for peace in Pakistan. Pakistan believed in a vision of common and shared future with the people of Afghanistan, that is why Pakistan had all along supported efforts for political reconciliation under international and regional peace initiatives.

He said Pakistan welcomes President Ghani’s offer of seeking peace through dialogue and understanding and would do its best to facilitate the realization of this noble initiative.

The two also agreed to seize this moment collectively and to maintain their contacts in pursuit of the common objective.

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