Pakistan fully supports the withdrawal of troops in cooperation with Afghan partners
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry has said that Pakistan fully supports the principle of responsible troop withdrawal with the cooperation of Afghan partners.
Responding to questions from reporters during the weekly briefing, the spokesman said: ‘We have seen the statement of US President Joe Biden in which it was announced that the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan will start on the 1st of next month and on 11th September this year.’ Will be completed.
‘We also hope that the United States will continue to urge Afghan leaders to seize this historic opportunity to gain political control in Afghanistan,’ he said.
The spokesman said that Pakistan would continue to work with the international community in its efforts for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan. Pakistan believes that no military solution to the Afghan conflict is possible and a political solution through Afghan-led and Afghan-to-Afghan dialogue is important for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry said it was important that the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan and progress in the peace process go hand in hand. He reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to a prosperous, stable, united, and democratic Afghanistan.
He said that meaningful dialogue of the international community for reconstruction and economic development in war-torn Afghanistan was important to ensure peace and stability there.
He said that Pakistan believes that the second important step in the efforts to bring lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan should be the timely return and rehabilitation of migrants.