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Pakistan not interferring in Afghanistan affairs: Sartaj Aziz

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Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmad Shah Ghanizadahttps://www.khaama.com
Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.

Sartaj Aziz arrives in AfghanistanSartaj Aziz, national security and foreign affairs advisor to Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday arrived to capital Kabul.

This is the first time a high level Pakistani government official is visiting Afghanistan since the formation of the new Pakistani government, and the relations between the two nations was recently disturbed due to cross-border incursion and Afghan peace process.

In the meantime Sartaj Azizi during his visit to Afghanistan said that he has brough Nawaz Sharif’s friendship message with him.

Whiel speaking during a press conference together with the Afghan foreign minister, Sartaj Aziz said the newly formed government of Pakistan does not interfere in internal affairs of Afghanistan and will never support any group.

Aziz said, “Pakistan will do it’s best to support Afghan peace process and will encourage all the regional countries to follow the same policy which prevents interference and support from a specific group.”

This comes as Afghan officials have repeatedly said that Taliban group leaders are based in Pakistani tribal regions where they are supported, trained and sent to Afghanistan for insurgency activities.

However Sartaj Aziz said that the new government of Pakistan is willing to improve relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, and stability in the region will be possible only if the two neigboring nations have close economical and trade relations.

He said the two nations will be able to implement several joint projects and improve investments if there was a development in Afghan peace process that lead to stability in the region.

Aziz also insisted that positive outcomes would be achieved if president Hamid Karzai and prime minister Nawaz Sharif hold close talks on Afghan peace process.

Afghan foreign minister Dr. Zalmai Rasoul also emphasized on an Afghan-led peace process and Afghan constitution must be respected in peace talks with the militant groups.

In the meantime national security and foreign affairs advisor to Nawaz Sharif ruled out accusations against Pakistan for supporting militant groups and said that Pakistan does not have a specific political system suggestion for Afghanistan and only Afghans should decide in this regard.

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