EU Special Envoy for Afghanistan calls on Foreign Secretary

ISLAMABAD:European Union’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Ambassador Roland Kobia Thursday called on the Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua at Foreign Office.

The two sides exchanged views on the ongoing efforts for peace in Afghanistan. The Foreign Secretary reiterated that Pakistan’s continued commitment to peace in the region and a peaceful neighborhood, said a statement issued here.

She underlined that peace and stability in Afghanistan was crucial for for the country, adding, she said Pakistan had facilitated talks between the US and Taliban in good faith and as part of shared responsibility.

She expressed hope that these talks would lead to intra-Afghan dialogue and appreciated the positive role of EU for peace and development in Afghanistan.

EU’s Special Envoy, who is on a two-day visit to Pakistan, emphasized that peace and stability in the region is as significant for EU as for neighboring countries.

Ambassador Roland appreciated Pakistan’s important contribution towards peace efforts.