Pakistan and Afghanistan paid heavy price for peace, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah
ISLAMABAD: Chairman Afghan Reconciliation Council, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, has said that Pakistan and Afghanistan paid heavy price for peace the path to the future is not easy but we must move forward together for the peace of our people.
According to details, Chairman Afghan Reconciliation Council Abdullah Abdullah while addressing the conference under the auspices of the Institute of Strategic Studies said that he thanked the Pakistani authorities for their warm hospitality and welcome. Chairman Afghan Reconciliation Council said that Doha talks are focused on ending violence in Afghanistan,
Pakistan has an important role to play in the Afghan peace process and wants to further strengthen its relations with Pakistan. Media player poster frame Dr. Abdullah said that we have to move forward for the desire of our people for peace, the two countries have faced various problems including terrorism and extremism, economic and trade activities also have to achieve the goal of peace. He said that for prosperity and peaceful coexistence we have to promote public and communication links, we will not allow Afghan soil to be used against any country, the path to the future is not easy, we have to move forward together.
The chairman of the Afghan Reconciliation Council added that Pakistan and Afghanistan have paid a heavy price for peace and were grateful to Pakistan for hosting millions of Afghan refugees. Dr Abdullah added that Pakistan’s role in the Afghan peace process is very important and Kabul desires further strengthening of its ties with Islamabad. “We have to move forward in accordance with the desire of our nation for the establishment of peace besides achieving targets of resuming our economic and trade activities.” He urged the promotion of bilateral engagements for establishing a peaceful environment which is greatly required for regional stability. He added that nobody will be allowed to use Afghan soil against any country. Earlier on Monday morning, Dr Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan, had arrived in Islamabad on Monday morning on a three-day visit. He is accompanied by a high-level delegation, including prominent members of the High Council for National Reconciliation. This is Dr Abdullah’s first visit to Pakistan in his capacity as Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation. The visit will provide an opportunity for a wide-ranging exchange of views on the Afghan peace process and strengthening of Pakistan-Afghanistan bilateral relations and people-to-people interaction. The visit of Dr Abdullah Abdullah will contribute to further strengthening amity, brotherhood and close cooperation between the two countries.