Shah Mahmood Qureshi to represnet Pakistan in US-Taliban peace deal
The foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will represnet Pakistan in Afghanisatn in the US-Taliban peace deal to be held in Doha to be held on February 29.
In a statement today on February 28, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Firdous Ashiq Awan, said Pakistan “welcomes” the peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States of America.
The SAPM said that the foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will represnet Pakistan in oha peace deal. She further added that this is the historic moment and the acheiveemnt of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision and the role of Pakistan has been exemplary through out the process.
افغان امن کی جانب تاریخی پیش رفت وزیراعظم عمران خان کے موقف کی جیت اور افواج پاکستان کے مثالی کردار کی آئینہ دار ہے۔عمران خان ہمیشہ ڈائیلاگ کے حامی رہے۔ خطے میں پائیدار امن کے فروغ اور استحکام کے لیے مثبت کردار ادا کرتے رہیں گے۔
— Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan (@Dr_FirdousPTI) February 28, 2020
In her tweet, she said that it was the triumph of Imran Khan’s vision who has always supported peace and dialogue pertaining to Afghanistan, adding that role of the Pakistan Army has also been important who sacrificed their blood for bringing peace in the region.
FM Qureshi said that representatives from 50 countries, including foreign ministers of different countries, will be attending the signing ceremony in Doha.
The foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that it is honor for Pakistan to be important part of peace process between Taliban and the United States of America. Further more, he added that India has tried its level best to create hurdle to stop the peace process, but it bitterly failed and the agreement between Taliban and the United States will be happening on February 29 in Doha.
The Peace Process between the United States and Taliban
The peace talks started in Doha in early 2019 in a bid to ceasefire in Afghanistan between the United States and Taliban. Later on, Islamabad hosted the meeting between the two attended by high officials of the United States including Zalmay khalilzad-the US senior diplomat and Taliban leaders led by Abdul Ghani Bardar. However, recently Taliban and the United States come to the point of agreement that no further violence will be created in Afghanistan.
Implications of the Agreement
This deal says that withdrawal of thousands of US troops from Afghanistan. This is the demand of Taliban that America has accepted with conditions. This deal will fuhrer give strength to the peace in the region as there will be no more violence by any party.
The US secretary of State Mike Pompeo has stated that the United States is going to sign the agreement on February 29,20 and hopefully the peace will prevailing Afghanistan.
However, Taliban issued their statement on the deal, saying both sides would make arrangements for the release of prisoners, and finally lay the groundwork for peace across the country with the withdrawal of all foreign forces.