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Pakistan reiterates support for Afghan reconciliation process

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

ISLAMABAD, Feb 6: Pakistan on Saturday assured its full support to the Afghan peace and reconciliation process and asserted that it fully supports stability in Kabul. Addressing a meeting here of the Quadrilateral Coordition Group on Afghanistan — which aims to devise a road map for peace and reconciliation in the strife-torn tion, a top Pakistani prime ministerial aide hoped that a roadmap for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban would soon be filised. Senior officials from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Chi and the US are attending the meeting — the third since the formation of the four-tion group in December. Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai is leading the seven-member delegation at the meeting. Chinese Special Envoy to Kabul Deng Xijun, US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard G. Olsan and Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry were leading their respective delegations. Member-countries of the Heart of Asia Process on the sidelines of the conference on Afghanistan, hosted by Pakistan in December last year, formed the Quadrilateral Group to strive to steer out Afghanistan from the decades of violence and establish peace through peaceful means. (ians)

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