Taliban lauds Pakistan's role in peace deal with US

10:53 AM | 1 Mar, 2020
Taliban lauds Pakistan's role in peace deal with US

DOHA - Afghan Taliban has appreciated the role played by Pakistan in the historic peace deal signed between Taliban and the United States in Doha.

Talking to private news channel after the signing ceremony, Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen said: "We are determined to not use Afghan land against anyone."

"America has agreed to leave Afghanistan through talks. This is a peaceful way and both the parties have agreed on it," Shaheen said.

Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday welcomed the signing of Doha peace agreement between the United States and Taliban, terming it a step towards securing peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan by ending decades long wars and miseries of Afghan people.

On his twitter account, the prime minister said “We welcome the Doha Accord signed between US & the Taliban. This is the start of a peace & reconciliation process to end decades of war & suffering of the Afghan people. I have always maintained that a pol (political) solution, no matter how complex, is the only meaningful path to peace.”

On Saturday in Doha, the US and Taliban representatives signed a final peace agreement after months of prolonged negotiations in Qatar’s capital that envisages an end to the US longest war in Afghanistan since 2001 after the 9/11 and enabling it to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan gradually.

In his other tweet, the prime minister also urged the parties involved to ensure that spoilers should not frustrate these efforts.

“Now all stakeholders have to ensure that spoilers are kept at bay. My prayers for peace for the Afghan people who have suffered 4 (four) decades of bloodshed,” he added.

The prime minister also reiterated that Pakistan was committed to playing its role in ensuring the agreement to hold and succeed in bringing peace to Afghanistan.