Pakistan welcomes ceasefire offer of Afghan govt to Taliban: president

10 Jun, 2018 3:26 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – President Mamnoon Hussain said Pakistan has welcomed cooperation offer of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to Taliban for durable peace in Afghanistan.

Speaking in a session of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit at Qingdao on Sunday, he remarked that Pakistan has rendered unprecedented sacrifices in war on terror to bring peace in the region. He said that peace and stability in Afghanistan is our common objective and Pakistan is playing its due role in this regard.

The president said that Pakistan welcomes cooperation offer of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to Taliban for durable peace in Afghanistan. He said that ceasefire in Afghanistan is a positive sign for regional peace. He said that Pakistan and Afghanistan are working on a comprehensive strategy on bilateral basis to establish peace in Afghanistan.

On the occasion, President Mamnoon remarked that he hopes that the general elections 2018 bring further economic stability in Pakistan. He said that Pakistan has witnessed the valuable improvement in services and agricultural sector, adding that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has further strengthened Pakistan’s economy.

The President urged that world community should be united to meet the challenges being faced by them. He advised to establish an institution like Development Fund to eliminate the terrorism and extremism. He also advised the take effective measures to capacity building and skill development of youth of member states.

The president felicitated the Chinese government and the people of China on successful conduct of SCO Summit and said that Pakistan has issued special Postal Stamp on the eve of this eve.

President Mamnoon Hussain has held separate meetings with his, who attended the meeting, Chienese, Irani and Tajik counterparts. During the meetings, he discussed current situation of the region and bilateral relations with details.

During the meeting, The Chinese president said that China wants to establish strategic ties with Pakistan in the highest level. He also congratulates President Mamnoon to become a permanent member of the organization.

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