Politically negotiated settlement most viable option for Afghan peace: Fatemi

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Politically negotiated settlement most viable option for Afghan peace: Fatemi

ISLAMABAD, Aug 4 (APP): Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi on Wednesday said a
politically negotiated settlement was the most viable option for ensuring peace and stability in Afghanistan.

In a meeting with the United Nations Secretary General’s
Special Representative (SRSG) for Afghanistan Ambassador Tadamichi Yamamoto, Fatemi said Quadrilateral Coordination Group was an effective mechanism to achieve peace in Afghanistan.

The discussion focused on the situation in Afghanistan and
Pakistan’s efforts for promoting long-term peace and stability in this regard.

Fatemi said Pakistan desired lasting peace in Afghanistan and
highlighted Pakistan’s continued efforts for strengthening
engagement with the Afghan government to enhance cooperation in diverse areas including the fight against terrorism.

He reiterated Pakistan’s firm resolve for effective border
management underlining the need of cooperation by the Afghan side.

Ambassador Yamamoto expressed appreciation for Pakistan’s positive role in promoting durable peace and stability in Afghanistan.

He apprised the SAPM about various activities being undertaken by the UN for promoting peace and development in Afghanistan.