Adviser to PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz. - A file photo

PESHAWAR, 11 December: Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Friday that a steering committee for durable peace in Afghanistan will be formed which will include representatives from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and United States.

Issuing a policy statement in the National Assembly on Friday, the PM’s adviser said peace in Afghanistan can only be established through talks and the Afghan government has also agreed to go for negotiations for durable peace. He said the representatives of the four countries in the steering committee will devise ways and means to bring peace and tranquillity in Afghanistan. Mr Aziz said it is a good opportunity to resume dialogue process with the Taliban militants.

The adviser said the visit of Afghan president Ashraf Ghani to Pakistan played a great role in reducing tension between the two countries.


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