Prime Minister Imran Khan welcomed the Taliban peace agreement between the US and Afghanistan that had been reached earlier in the day and ended an 18-year war.
In a tweet the premier said: “We welcome the Doha Accord signed between US & the Taliban.This is the start of a peace & reconciliation process to end decades of war & suffering of the Afghan people.”
“I have always maintained that a pol solution, no matter how complex, is the only meaningful path to peace,” he said.
Prime Minister Imran prayed for the Afghan people after 40 years of bloody conflict. He added that all stakeholders should ensure stability and peace once the agreement has been reached.
“Now all stakeholders have to ensure that spoilers are kept at bay. My prayers for peace for the Afghan people who have suffered 4 decades of bloodshed,” he said.
“Pakistan is committed to playing its role in ensuring the agreement holds & succeeds in bringing peace to Afghanistan,” the premier added.
American Taliban signs historic peace agreement
After years of intensive negotiations, the United States and the Afghan Taliban have signed a peace agreement to end the country’s 18-year bloodshed.
Taliban Mullah Abdul-Gani Barada deputy leader and chief negotiator signs peace agreement on behalf of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, while US envoy Zalmai Khalilzad signs peace agreement on behalf of Washington.
The Afghan Taliban, Afghan government officials and leaders from the United States, Qatar and Pakistan attended the signing ceremony. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi represented Pakistan in the US-Taliban peace agreement signed in Doha.