Enemies of Afghanistan are enemies of Pakistan, says PM Nawaz Sharif

09 Dec, 2015 11:41 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has on Wednesday said that the countries in the region need peace and all countries will have to play an important role in bringing peace in Afghanistan.

Inaugurating the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process Ministerial conference in Islamabad along with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday, Nawaz Sharif said that collective approach needed to fight the menace of extremism and terrorism.

He said that Pakistan will always stand by Afghanistan, adding that the international community respects the sovereignty and integrity of Afghanistan.

The prime minister said that the Afghan government is the legitimate authority in the country. “The enemies of Afghanistan are the enemies of Pakistan and the government will continue to support an Afghan led peace process that remains the most viable option to promote stability and end violence,” he added.

He said that the Allama Iqbal had once said that the Asia is a body and Afghanistan is its heart, adding that the peace in the region is Pakistan’s mission.

The prime minister said that Pakistan remains committed to strengthening its relations with all neighbors and regional countries as well as promoting regional cooperation and connectivity.

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