Pakistan ready to facilitate Afghan-Taliban peace talks: Sartaj


NEW YORK: Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said the peace and prosperity of Afghanistan is essential for Pakistan’s own security.

He said Pakistan was ready to facilitate peace talks, if the Afghan government so desired. While attending a high level event on the sidelines of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, Sartaj reiterated Pakistan’s solidarity with Afghan people and expressed hope that the Afghan peace process would be resumed soon, as this was an important pre-requisite for peace and stability in the country.