QCG meeting in Islamabad to help push peace process in Afghanistan: President


ISLAMABAD, Jan 13 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday expressed optimism that Quadrilateral Coordination Group meeting held in Islamabad will positively move the
reconciliation process forward in a meaningful and sustained manner to achieve peace in Afghanistan and the region.
He also called for united and coordinated efforts to combat militancy and eliminate terrorism.
The President was talking to Ambassador of Afghanistan, Janan Mosazai, who paid a farewell call on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. The President said that the people of Pakistan have
fraternal and special feelings for all Muslim countries particularly Afghanistan.
He stated that the relationship with Afghanistan was rooted in common history, religion, culture and people to people contacts. Praising the visionary leadership of President Ashraf
Ghani and acumen of Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, the President hoped that Afghanistan will soon have peace and stability and said that Pakistan was ready to facilitate in every possible manner to achieve the objective. He called for more exchanges in trade and cultural fields to further cement the fraternal ties between the people of the two countries.
The President called for early return of the Afghan refugees to their homeland and said that Pakistan and Afghanistan should make joint efforts to facilitate their return and integration in the Afghan society. He congratulated Mr Mosazai for successful completion of his tenure in Pakistan and expressed best wishes for his new assignment and hoped that he would ontinue to work for the promotion of Pak-Afghan relations. The President asked the outgoing Afghan envoy to convey his sincere felicitations and best wishes to the people and leadership of Afghanistan. The outgoing Afghan envoy thanked the President and the Government of Pakistan for extending cooperation during his stay in Pakistan and said that the two nations are one soul in two bodies.