Washington. America has said that Pakistan will play an important role in the peace process in Afghanistan and Pakistan will benefit the most from peace in the neighboring country. “We appreciate Pakistan’s efforts to advance the Afghan peace process and bring stability to South Asia, including by encouraging the Taliban to engage in meaningful dialogue,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told a daily news conference on Monday. He said, ‘Pakistan is going to benefit immensely and its role is going to be important. In addition, it is in a position to play a role in bringing about the outcomes that not only the US but many of its international partners as well as those of many countries in the region aspire to. So we will continue to work and continue to engage with Pakistani partners on this issue.
Last week, Pakistani National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf met US Security Adviser Jake Sullivan. “The (Pakistani) National Security Advisor did not meet the Secretary of State (Tony Blinken),” Price said. In response to a question, he referred to China’s recent statement regarding the Afghanistan peace process that the peace process should be Afghan-led and Afghan-owned.
“So there is a convergence of interests, especially in the areas that we want in Afghanistan, what the PRC (People’s Republic of China) wants in Afghanistan and what the border international community wants in Afghanistan,” he said. We will continue to explore ways to work together to achieve common goals.