Peaceful & stable Afghanistan is in Pakistan’s interest: FM


ISLAMABAD , APRIL 18 :  Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says a peaceful and stable Afghanistan is in Pakistan’s interest.

In a telephonic conversation with his Afghan counterpart Mohammed Haneef Atmar on Sunday, he said Pakistan is a partner in peace efforts in the region, including Afghanistan.

He said Pakistan is committed to continue its conciliatory assistance to make Afghanistan peaceful and stable.

The Foreign Minister expressed hope that the “Istanbul Process” will help make the Doha Agreement fruitful in the pursuit of lasting peace in Afghanistan.

Appreciating Pakistan’s continued diplomatic, political and moral support in making the Afghan peace process fruitful, the Afghan foreign minister thanked Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Pakistani leadership.

Both the Foreign Ministers agreed to meet in Istanbul.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi also invited Afghan Foreign Minister to Islamabad after Istanbul Process meeting.