Stability in Afghanistan will result stability in Pakistan: Ambassador Aizaz Ch



WASHINGTON DC, June 19 (APP): Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry participated in a dialogue with the Afghan Ambassador on Pakistan and Afghanistan Relations, Diplomacy and Security challenges organised by Indus, a Washington DC based think tank at Carnegie Endowment on Monday.
During a dialogue with the Afghan Ambassador, Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry said if Afghanistan is stable, Pakistan is the biggest beneficiary.
Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry reiterated Pakistan’s commitment that it will not allow its soil to be used by any militant group against any country including Afghanistan.
Afghan Ambassador said terrorism is not a bilateral issue between Pakistan and the Afghanistan. It’s a global issue and all the countries including Pakistan need to address this menace.
Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry further said that the tendency to shift blame on Pakistan for everything by Afghanistan should be discouraged.
Ambassador Chaudhry underscored that Pakistan and Afghanistan need to cooperate to defeat the common enemy i.e.Terrorism for bringing stability in the region.
Towards the end, Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry stated that Pakistan is open to any mechanism that may work for bringing peace in Afghanistan & the entire region.
During the course of discussion, Afghan Ambassador admitted that the conflict in Afghanistan is far beyond the Pak-Afghan region. It involves many players & forces and requires a comprehensive political solution for lasting peace.
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