Pakistan welcomes US initiative for peace in Afghanistan

Published: October 13, 2011
Source/Credit: Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan Marc Grossman on Thursday said that Pakistan and the US have a “meeting of the minds” on securing a stable Afghanistan.

In a joint press conference with Grossman, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said that Pakistan’s relationship with the United States is going to be a “continuous process”.

“We should be able to share notes and understand each other’s perspectives,” she added.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani welcomed America’s initiatives for peace in Afghanistan.

During the meeting, the prime minister said the world should recognise Pakistan’s efforts in the war against terror.

He said intelligence agencies were reviewing the evidence provided by the Afghan government regarding the killing of Burhanuddin Rabbani.

Gilani also voiced support for the reconciliation efforts in Afghanistan but stressed that issues cannot be solved without involving Pakistan.

He also reiterated Pakistan’s stance on drone strikes in the tribal areas.

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