Pak FM calls for regional consensus on Afghan issue

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 03:22 Written by  Heart of Asia Read 94 times

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday said that there needs to be a consensus among Afghanistan’s neighbors if the Afghan conflict is to be resolved.

 

He made the comments while talking to the media after a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister, Javed Zarif, in Tehran.

Asif, along with a delegation, reached the Iranian capital earlier on Monday to discuss regional issues, and matters pertaining to Pakistan-Iran relations.

“Afghanistan’s neighbors have to agree on joint ventures to solve the Afghan conflict. The purpose of visiting Iran is to get neighboring countries on board over some issues,” he said.

Peace in Afghanistan is vital for regional stability, he said further, adding that American forces have failed to solve the Afghan conflict.

Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and National Security Adviser Lieutenant General Nasser Janjua are accompanying the foreign minister on the visit.

Asif later held a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and discussed issues concerning international and regional politics and security.