UNITED NATIONS: As the United States completes its withdrawal from Afghanistan, Pakistan is very actively involved in trying to move the Afghan government and Taliban to resume talks for a political settlement of the conflict.
This was stated by Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Munir Akram while responding to a question on the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan during his briefing to the UN correspondents.
Munir Akram said Pakistan had in the first instance facilitated talks between the United States and Taliban in Doha and then between the Afghan government and Taliban in its efforts to promote a settlement that would bring the long-running war to an end.
He said the Doha process was not dead but it was in a sort of suspension following some controversies when the Biden administration decided to pull-out US troops from Afghanistan without any conditions.
Referring to a report about a Taliban peace plan to be presented to the Afghan government, the Pakistani envoy said it was a good proposal on which negotiations could move forward.