Afghanistan NSA discussed peace prospects with COAS
30 May, 2019
Afghanistan’s National Security Adviser (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib on Wednesday discussed prospects for peace with particular emphasis on reconciliation process in his country during a meeting with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa. During the meeting at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, matters related to mutual interest, peace and stability in the region and Pak-Afghan border management were discussed, a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
The meeting came a day after senior Taliban officials including the group’s top political adviser met Afghan political figures in Moscow, saying they were committed to peace in Afghanistan. Taliban co-founder and political leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar said “the Islamic Emirate” wanted an end to 18 years of conflict – but would only sign a deal after foreign forces quit Afghanistan.