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Afghan-led peace process a key to stability in Afghanistan: Jilani

02 January, 2014

WASHINGTON: Pakistan's new Ambassador to the United States of America Jalil Abbas Jilani said his first priority would be strengthening trade and economic ties with Washington.

In an interview‚ he said he would also focus on enhancing bilateral cooperation in defence‚ security and energy sectors.

To a question‚ the envoy said withdrawal of all American troops from Afghanistan would not be desirable.

He said even the talk of US pullout has started and Pakistan is receiving more Afghan refugees now than before.

He said this shows that the people of Afghanistan too have fears.

Jalil Abbas Jilani said success of Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process would be a key to stability in Afghanistan.


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