Tajik PM lends support to the Afghan peace process


KABUL: Tajik Prime Minister Qohir Rasulzoda, during a meeting with Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, announced support to Afghan peace efforts, saying stable Afghanistan meant stability for his country and the region.
Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council of National Reconciliation (HCNR), arrived in Dushanbe on Monday at the head of a high-level delegation.
During his two-day visit, Abdullah is slated to meet with Tajik president, foreign minister, and other dignitaries of the neighboring country. 
Tajik Prime Minister Qohir Rasulzoda deemed Afghanistan a friendly nation that kept good relations with Tajikistan. He said that his country supported peace efforts in Afghanistan. “Peace in the Afghan land is peace for Tajikistan and the region.”
Rasulzoda hoped ongoing peace efforts chaired by Abdullah would produce a positive outcome and assured that his country would continue assistance for the process.
On his part, Abdullah expressed gratitude to Tajikistan for its cooperation with the Afghan people and on the peace process. He also provided information about the ongoing Afghan peace process, regional and international support for peace and political situation in Afghanistan to the Tajik PM.
Considering Tajikistan’s peace experiences, Abdullah termed the country’s role in the Afghan reconciliation process as critical and hoped Tajik officials would not hesitate to contribute to Afghanistan’s long-lasting stability.