Qatar has invited Pakistan to the signing of the US-Taliban peace deal set to happen on February 29.
Last week, the US and the Taliban introduced they have been set to signal a historic settlement in Doha, Qatar, on Saturday, that may pave the way in which to ending America’s longest struggle.
During a gathering at the moment, Qatar’s ambassador to Pakistan Saqr bin Mubarak Al-Mansouri, on behalf of the Qatari authorities, prolonged an invite to Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Radio Pakistan reported.
Qureshi stated Pakistan and Qatar had each performed a “pivotal role” within the Afghan reconciliation course of.
He welcomed the peace deal and stated Pakistan had at all times held the view that there was no navy resolution to the Afghan battle, including that now the world was accepting this stance.
According to Radio Pakistan, Qureshi expressed confidence that the peace deal would result in intra-Afghan dialogue.
The international minister had on Saturday stated Pakistan performed its function and “fulfilled all promises” with America after experiences of the US-Taliban deal emerged.
Qureshi went on to say now it was the accountability of the Afghan authorities to take the peace course of ahead.
He stated Pakistan needed to see the formation of an inclusive delegation for advancing in direction of intra-Afghan dialogue.
“My experience shows that the people of Afghanistan want peace. It is now up to their elite whether they take forward the peace efforts or waste it by indulging in power games. All responsibility will be on them [the Afghan government] and not on Pakistan,” the international minister had stated.
The US and the Taliban are set to signal a historic settlement that may pave the way in which to ending America’s longest struggle, the bitter foes introduced on Friday, hours after Kabul stated a week-long partial truce throughout Afghanistan would kick off over the weekend.
If the so-called “reduction in violence” holds, it could mark a serious turning level within the gruelling battle and set the circumstances for a deal that would, in the end, pull US troops out after greater than 18 years and launch Afghanistan into an unsure future.
Both US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Taliban issued statements saying that they had agreed to signal the accord on Feb 29 in Doha, following the one-week partial truce.
“Upon a successful implementation of this understanding, signing of the US-Taliban agreement is expected to move forward,” Pompeo stated, including that negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan authorities would “start soon thereafter”.