- Ustad Karim Khalili will likely be in Pakistan from Jan 11-13
- Khalili will maintain conferences with PM Imran Khan and different leaders
- FO says go to is a part of coverage to achieve out to Afghan political management
Afghan chief Ustad Karim Khalili will arrive in Pakistan at the moment for a three-day journey from January 11 until January 13, stated the Foreign Office on Sunday.
The FO stated that the lead of Afghanistan’s Hezb-e-Wahdat-e Islami will meet Prime Minister Imran Khan, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and different leaders.
The FO stated that the go to is a part of Pakistan’s coverage of reaching out to Afghanistan’s political management to develop a “common understanding on the Afghan peace process and deepen people-to-people linkages”.
The FO stated that Pakistan has deep-rooted ties with Afghanistan, including that the 2 international locations had shared historical past, religion, tradition, values and traditions.
“Pakistan fully supports all efforts for peace, stability and prosperity of the Afghan people,” reiterated the assertion.
The FO added that Pakistan continues to be steadfast in its assist for an inclusive, broad-based and complete political answer of the battle in Afghanistan by means of an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace course of.
The go to by Khalili comes because the talks between the Afghan Taliban and Ashraf Ghani-led authorities resumed final week.
Peace talks resume in Doha
Afghan negotiators resumed talks with the Taliban in a bid to finish bloodshed and discover a political roadmap for the nation after a spike in violence throughout Afghanistan threatened peace prospects.
The talks are ongoing amid rising doubt over a US-Taliban peace deal brokered by outgoing President Donald Trump.
As ordered by Trump, an accelerated withdrawal of US troops means simply 2,500 American troopers will nonetheless be in Afghanistan when President-elect Joe Biden takes workplace this month.
Biden has advocated retaining a small intelligence-based presence in Afghanistan, however Taliban leaders have flatly rejected the presence of any international troops on Afghan soil.
Officials conversant in the US-Taliban peace deal say there isn’t any wiggle room that might enable even a small variety of international troops to stay in Afghanistan.