Qatar has invited Pakistan to attend the signing of US-Taliban peace deal to be held in Doha on February 29, said Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
The invitation was extended by Qatar’s ambassador to Pakistan Saqr bin Mubarak Al-Mansouri in a meeting with Qureshi at the Foreign Office.
What does this mean for Pakistan?
This is a very positive step in Pakistan’s progress in getting removal from the FATF grey list.
The foreign minister, voicing his views on the much-awaited development, said that Pakistan welcomes the announcement of a truce deal between the US and Taliban.
“Pakistan has always maintained that the Afghan peace process does not require a military solution,” said the foreign minister.
He added that Pakistan has played a crucial role in the Afghan peace process and today the entire world is acknowledging it’s stance.
The deal was the result of a 14 month-long process, brokered and facilitated by Pakistan at the request of US President Donald Trump’s administration.
In a statement, Qureshi said Pakistan and Qatar played a key role in brokering the peace deal. He said Pakistan always maintained that solution to Afghan war lies in reconciliation.
“Today, Pakistan’s stance has been vindicated,” Qureshi said.
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