ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan always played constructive role for restoring peace in Afghanistan and will continue the efforts in the better interest of both the countries.
FM Qureshi said this while addressing in a ceremony, to honor Afghan students, studying in Pakistan on Wednesday. He said that Pakistan and Afghanistan have joint future and there will be no development if there is no peace in Kabul.
Qureshi added that over 50, 000 Afghan students have studied in Pakistani instituions and now they are serving in their own country and contributing in the capacity building of Afghanistan.
He said over 6,000 Afghan students are currently studying in various institutions of Pakistan.
Mr Qureshi said both the countries [Pakistan and Afghanistan] are linked in historic, cultural, and religious bond ,”We expect cooperation and better understanding from Afghanistan to root out menace of terrorism,” he contented.
Regarding the China role in the region, Qureshi said China also playing a proactive role for peace, stability, and development of Afghanistan.
Earlier on Tuesday, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, had arrived in Islamabad, soon after Prime Minister Imran Khan, had received a letter from US President Donald Trump, seeking Pakistan’s help in Afghan peace talks.