The Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that peace in Afghanistan is around the corner as he expressed hopes that the negotiations between the U.S. and Taliban representatives would result into a peace agreement in coming days.
Khan made the remarks during a gathering in Bajaur tribal district, according to a report by VOA News.
“Negotiations have been initiated with the Taliban. God willing, our brothers in Afghanistan would live together in peace in coming days,” Khan said.
Without elaborating further, Khan asserted the peace process would result in stability, trade and economic prosperity for the region, and particularly for Afghanistan to enable the war-shattered country stand on its own feet.
“A good government will be established in Afghanistan, a government where all Afghans will be represented. The war will end and peace will be established there,” he added.
This comes as the fifth round of talks between the U.S. and Taliban representatives ended on Tuesday in Doha, the capital of Qatar.
The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said the two sides have agreed ‘in draft’ on troops withdrawal and counter-terrorism.