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Pakistan welcomes resumption of US, Taliban talks

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Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday welcomed the announcement regarding resumption of the U.S.-Taliban talks.

“We hope that it will lead to intra-Afghan negotiations and ultimately to a peaceful and stable Afghanistan,” said a statement issued by the Foreign Office.

It said Pakistan encourages all parties to the conflict to engage constructively as a shared responsibility.

The statement said Pakistan has always maintained that there is no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan.

It further said an inclusive peace and reconciliation process, involving all segments of the Afghan society, is the only practical way forward.

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