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Pakistan to renew efforts to revive dialogue with Afghanistan

Nawaz Sharif, incoming prime minister and leader of the Pakistan

Karachi: Pakistan has announced that it will renew its efforts, in collaboration with the US and China, to revive the Afghanistan peace process that has been stalled.

According to the Dawn, a statement issued by the Foreign Office and attributed to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan would like to make renewed efforts to resurrect the peace and reconciliation process.

“Since it has to be an Afghan-led process, we are confident that the Afghan government and the Taliban would step forward with concrete ideas and proposals and engage in meaningful reconciliation talks. Pakistan is prepared to extend its full support and assistance in promoting any such initiative,” the statement read.

During Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif’s visit to Washington last month, the US and Pakistan had come to an agreement to expedite the resumption of the reconciliation process

The Pakistan government is hopeful, that during President Ashraf Ghani’s trip to Islamabad on December 9, a ‘common roadmap’ will emerge for to the revival of dialogue between the nations. (ANI)