Daudzai discusses Afghan peace with Pakistani religious leader

KABUL (TOLONews): President Ghani’s Special Envoy Umer Daudzai met Siraj-ul-Haq, head of Jamaat-e-Islami party, on Thursday during his four-day visit to Pakistan, the High Peace Council said in a statement on Friday.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed key and practical issues for achieving peace in Afghanistan, read the statement.

According to the statement, during the meeting Daudzai asked Siraj-ul-Haq to cooperate for the start of direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

The Pakistani religious leader vowed to cooperate with the Afghan peace process, the statement said.

Daudzai is in a four-day visit to Islamabad to hold talks with Pakistani officials as well as political and religious leaders to discuss the Afghan peace.

Daudzai met with Pakistan Foreign Minister on January 8 where they two sides discussed the Afghan peace process and strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries.

Meanwhile, on Thursday President Ghani’s Special Envoy met with Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao, chairman of Qaumi Watan Party, where they discussed the Afghan peace process.

The two sides stressed the need for cooperation on peace between Afghanistan and Pakistan, the HPC said in a statement.

Daudzai also met Asfandyar Wali Khan, head of Awami National Party, where they discussed the Afghan peace process, regional situation and Pakistan’s role in the peace process.

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