Staff Reporter Islamabad
Pakistan on Friday welcomed Iran’s engagement with the Taliban and the Afghan government in search of a negotiated settlement in the war-torn country.
“Pakistan welcomes Iran’s engagement with Afghan parties to achieve a negotiated political settlement,” said Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri in a statement.
Chaudhri said that Pakistan views Iran as an “impor-tant country in the Afghan peace process. “Iran, like Pakistan, is a neighboring country of Afghanistan and host to millions of Afghan refugees,” Chaudhri noted.