FM Qureshi to represent Pakistan at signing of US-Taliban peace deal
Pakistan announced on Friday that Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi would attend a US-Taliban peace deal signed in Doha on February 29.
Firdous Ashiq Awan, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting, said in a statement today that Pakistan “welcomes” the two sides’ peace agreement.
“On this occasion FM Qureshi will represent Pakistan,” said the SAPM. “Emir of Qatar, foreign ministers of seven countries and representatives from 50 other countries will also attend the ceremony.”
She said that this historic step towards peace in Afghanistan is the Prime Minister’s win and and proof of the exemplary role Pakistan’s armed forces plays for the country.
PM Imran continues to support the dialogue to resolve the Afghan issue, she added. Pakistan will play a positive role for peace and stability, Firdous said.
Previously, Qatar had invited Pakistan to attend the deal signing ceremony between United States and the Afghan Taliban.
The invitation was extended by the Qatari Ambassador to Pakistan Saqr Bin Mubarak on behalf of the Qatari Foreign Minister, during a meeting with FM Qureshi in Islamabad on Tuesday.
In his remarks on the occasion, the foreign minister said Pakistan and Qatar have played an important role in enhancing the Afghan reconciliation process.
He said Pakistan’s position has always been that there’s no military solution to the Afghan conflict. He added that the world is now accepting Pakistan’s stance.