Peace in Afghanistan is in Pakistan’s vital interest: Maleeha

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan on Wednesday said a negotiated peace in Afghanistan was the best for stability and prosperity of the country and the entire region.

“It was gratifying that the international community had reached a firm consensus that a political settlement is the only way to achieve peace in Afghanistan,” Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi said while speaking in the 15-member Council’s debate on Afghanistan.

She said peace in Afghanistan was in Pakistan’s vital interest.

The Pakistani envoy said a promising beginning had been made to foster a negotiating process for peace talks in the last couple of months.

Ambassador Lodhi described the positive momentum generated by the successful meeting of the Heart of Asia process hosted by Islamabad.

Radio Pakistan