Pakistan welcomes Afghan Loya Jirga’s recommendation on the release of prisoners, the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

“We hope that with the implementation of this step relating to the prisoners’ release, as envisaged in the U.S.-Taliban Peace Agreement, the Intra-Afghan Negotiations will commence at the earliest”, Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The statement also added that Pakistan has repeatedly emphasized that the Afghan leaders must seize this historic opportunity and work together constructively through Intra-Afghan Negotiations to secure a comprehensive, broad-based and inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan.

The international community must also reinforce its support for the success of Intra-Afghan Negotiations for sustained and durable peace and stability in Afghanistan, the statement added. 

Pakistan reaffirms its support for a peaceful, stable, united, democratic, sovereign and prosperous Afghanistan, at peace with itself and with its neighbors.

This comes as Pakistan is accused of supporting terrorist networks in the region.

The Afghanistan grand council (Loya Jirga) in the article 9 of its declaration has called on the international community to prevent interference of the countries involved in the instability of Afghanistan.


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