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Time for Pakistan to take practical steps on peace talks – MoFA

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Afghan foreign ministry wants Islamabad to take practical steps on Kabul’s peace-talks with Taliban.

Ahmad Shekib Mustaghni, foreign ministry spokesman said in a press conference on Tuesday that Pakistan commitments on peace talks with Taliban is different than the past.

“Commitments are totally different, therefore; there is still optimism, and we are hoping for practical steps, because it is the time to take action,” Mustaghni marked.

After a new chapter opened in Afghan peace negotiations with Taliban; Pakistan promised to mediate direct Kabul and Taliban peace negotiations in March, but still there is no update on face to face meetings.

China has also promised to stand beside Pakistan to help a peaceful Afghanistan.

In addition, Mustaghni called terrorist groups existence in Afghanistan concerning for Afghanistan, neighboring countries and the region.

“Terrorist groups existence in the region have created concerns not only for us, but for neighboring countries and the region as well, all countries must cooperate jointly to eliminate terrorists,” Mustaghni added.

These statements and hope come after the new government relations extended with Pakistan and both Pakistan and his close ally China pledged to cooperate in bringing peace to Afghanistan.

Reported by: Hameed Sediqi

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