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intra-Afghan dialogue vital for peace in Afghanistan: Qureshi

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Friday told the US on that an intra-Afghan dialogue was a "vital" to bring peace in the neighbouring war-torn country.

Qureshi held talks with US to who arived in after spending five days in to forge a peace deal with the and bring the more than 17-year-old Afghan war to an end.

Khalilzad briefed Qureshi on the outcome of talks and his recent engagements in the region, the said.

The also shared updates on his meetings in Afghanistan and the dynamics of the Intra-Afghan dialogue, it said.

Qureshi while appreciating his efforts reiterated Pakistan's commitment to the peace process.

"Intra-Afghan Dialogue was a vital component of the reconciliation process," he said.

Qureshi said wished well for the peace and stability in Afghanistan which would directly benefit Islamabad's own vision for economic and human development.

Earlier, Khalilzad held delegation level talks with He was accompanied by an interagency delegation.

Janjua was assisted by senior officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence.

The briefed him about the telephonic conversation between Qureshi and US

She informed about their mutual interest in further progress on Afghanistan peace efforts and that they agreed to remain engaged to pursue the reconciliation process, the said.

Khalilzad was scheduled to visit Qatar, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Jordan, the UK and before returning to on April 10.

He is trying to get broad support for Afghan peace process to bring to an end the longstanding conflict in the country.

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First Published: Fri, April 05 2019. 19:55 IST