QCG determined to ensure peace in Afghanistan: Sartaj


Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that Quadrilateral Coordinating Group is making sincere efforts to ensure peace and stability in Afghanistan.


Addressing the opening ceremony of fifth round of dialogue on Afghanistan in Islamabad on Friday, he said the joint efforts of the group are vital for establishing peace in Afghanistan.

The Adviser said Pakistan has played a vital role in holding a meeting of the group in Murree last year and dispelled the impression of some countries that Pakistan is controlling the Afghan Taliban. He said no positive response was received from Afghan Taliban despite best efforts of Pakistan.

He said the dream of regional connectivity is impossible without establishing peace in Afghanistan.

He said the fifteen years military operation in Afghanistan has produce no substantial results and a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan is in the interest of Pakistan.

Sartaj Aziz said strongly condemned the recent terrorist attack in Afghanistan and called for an effective border security system.

He made it clear that Afghan refugees will be voluntarily repatriated to their homeland.