彩神官网快3Pakistan PM backs intra

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ISLAMABAD, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, who received U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad on Thursday, underscored the need for an inclusive intra-Afghan dialogue to "evolve a road map for future of Afghanistan."

Khalilzad, who wrapped up his day-long visit to Pakistan, met Khan and held talks with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on peace process.

"The prime minister reiterated Pakistan's commitment to remaining engaged with the United States and other stakeholders in facilitating the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan," a statement from the prime minister's office said.

Khan emphasized that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan is in the interest of Pakistan as well as of the broader region.

Khan also expressed satisfaction over the evolving international consensus and interest in fully supporting efforts to achieve long-term peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Earlier, Khalilzad called on Foreign Minister Qureshi in which the U.S. peace envoy shared the outcomes about the seventh round of U.S.-Taliban peace talks in Doha, the capital of Qatar, and his recent engagements in Afghan capital Kabul.

Khalilzad arrived in Islamabad Thursday afternoon after his nearly 10 days of visit to Afghanistan where he met senior government leaders, politicians, members of the peace council, civilian society and women activists to brief them on his peace mission.

The Foreign Ministry of Pakistan said Qureshi welcomed the progress achieved in the talks and the Intra-Afghan peace conference in Doha in which all participants agreed upon a basic road map.

"It was noted that ultimately the intra-Afghan dialogue would be vital to reach an agreement where Afghanistan becomes a stable, peaceful and prosperous country. It was also stressed that taking the Afghan peace process forward remained a shared responsibility," according to the statement.