Pakistan, China back Afghan peace initiative

Chinese and Pakistani special envoy for Afghanistan have exchanged views the latest developments in the Afghan peace process.

Ambassador Liu Jian called on his Pakistani counterpart Muhammad Sadiq in Islamabad on Friday, the Foreign Office said.

Ambassador Sadiq briefed the visiting dignitary on Pakistan’s facilitative role in the Afghan peace process, a statement from the ministry said.

The start of intra-Afghan negotiations was an historic opportunity for Kabul to achieve an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement, he remarked.

Sadiq renewed Pakistan’s continued support for Afghan-led peace negotiations. Jian hailed as important and constructive the role Pakistan had played in the Afghan peace process.

Sadiq and Jian, who is on his maiden visit to Islamabad since assuming office earlier in the year, said both Pakistan and China wanted to see peace and stability in Afghanistan.

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