Afghan NSA calls on Pakistan’s army chief to discuss peace process

10:58 PM | 29 May, 2019
Afghan NSA calls on Pakistan’s army chief to discuss peace process
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RAWALPINDI – The National Security Adviser (NSA) of Afghanistan, Hamdullah Mohib called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday.

During the meeting at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, matters related to mutual interest, peace and stability in the region, Pak-Afghan border management and prospects for peace with particular emphasis on reconciliation process in Afghanistan were discussed, said a statement issued here by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Mohib arrived in Pakistan on one-day official visit and he was accompanied by a 13-member delegation comprising officials of defence, interior, foreign and national security departments of his country.

The meeting came a day after senior Taliban officials including the group’s top political adviser met Afghan political figures in Moscow, saying they were committed to peace in Afghanistan.

Taliban co-founder and political leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar said “the Islamic Emirate” wanted an end to 18 years of conflict — but would only sign a deal after foreign forces quit Afghanistan.

The Taliban are “really committed to peace, but think the obstacle for peace should be removed first”, Baradar said in a rare televised appearance at the start of the two-day meeting marking 100 years of diplomatic ties between Russia and Afghanistan.