Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan (left) and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani attend their assembly on the presidential palace in Kabul on November 19, 2020 (AFP)
KABUL: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday on his first official go to to Kabul, specializing in the continued peace talks with the Taliban in addition to constructing confidence and strengthening relations between the 2 neighbors typically acrimonious.
Ghani known as Khan’s go to “historic” whereas the Pakistani prime minister assured the Afghan president that his authorities would “do all the things attainable” to assist cut back violence within the war-torn nation. The go to comes at an important time for Afghanistan as Kabul authorities negotiators and the Taliban lead US-led negotiations in Qatar, the place the Taliban keep a political workplace, to chart the course for ‘post-war Afghanistan.
“You include a sequence of necessary messages … however elementary to that is that violence will not be a response, a complete political settlement for a long-lasting peace throughout the framework of our values, our structure within the republic Islamic is the best way of the long run, “Ghani instructed Khan on the presidential palace. Khan acknowledged that Pakistan had performed a key function in bringing the Taliban to the negotiating desk and that Islamabad stays involved that” regardless of the talks in Qatar, the extent of violence is growing. “” No matter is feasible, we are going to do to assist cut back the violence “and assist transfer the Afghan-Taliban talks in the direction of a ceasefire, mentioned Khan. “The entire function of this go to is to construct confidence, to speak extra. We are going to show you how to. ”
Pakistan has been applauded by Washington and Kabul for its function in bringing the Taliban to the peace desk. Nonetheless, many Afghans nonetheless view Pakistan with suspicion, blaming it for the resurgence of the Taliban and for giving the insurgents a protected haven from which to function. Moreover, many in Afghanistan see Pakistan as anxious to maintain the Taliban as attainable leverage towards India’s affect in Afghanistan, which has criticized any post-war authorities in Afghanistan that features the Taliban.