Peace in Afghanistan is a Shared Responsibility: Qureshi


KABUL: Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Monday that the idea of “strategic depth” was no longer relevant, and that Pakistan was committed to working with Afghanistan to achieve peace and development. 


“Peace in Afghanistan is a shared responsibility and no failure or mistake should be blamed on Pakistan,” Qureshi said at the inaugural session of the conference titled ‘Pakistan-Afghanistan Bilateral Dialogue’ organised by the Regional Peace Institute.


According to Pakistan’s foreign minister, the Afghanistan – Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) mechanism will be used to address bilateral concerns.


Pakistan is intended to aid Afghans in rebuilding their country, and is honestly working with the international community to achieve peace, he said.


He said violence and reconciliation could not go side by side and mentioned that Pakistan stressed on moving towards a ceasefire for easing tensions.