President stresses ‘no military solution to Afghan conflict’



President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday said there was no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan and a politically negotiated settlement was the only way forward.
The President stated this in a meeting with Chairman, High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
Expressing satisfaction at the progress achieved in the Afghan peace process, the President conveyed his best wishes for success of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in his assignment as Chairman of the HCNR. President Dr. Alvi reaffirmed Pakistan’s support to the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process. President Arif Alvi noted that Pakistan’s contribution to the peace process had been appreciated by the international community, adding that commencement of Intra-Afghan Negotiations in Doha was a watershed.
He stressed that the Afghan leadership must seize this historic opportunity to work together constructively and secure an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement. President Alvi reaffirmed that Pakistan would stand-by the decisions made by the Afghan nation with regard to the future of Afghanistan.

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