Pakistan supports Afghan peace process unconditionally: FO
30 March, 2013
ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office spokesman has rejected statement by spokesman of Afghan President that Pakistan has laid down any pre-conditions for the peace process.
In a statement issued in Islamabad on Friday‚ he said Pakistan is wholeheartedly supporting and facilitating the peace process without any conditions or preference for any particular group or party.
The Spokesperson said that the proposal for a Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) between Pakistan and Afghanistan had emanated from President Karzai himself. Pakistan had welcomed the proposal.
He said that Pakistan did not demand that Afghanistan should "cut all ties to India". Pakistan has no objection or issue with Afghanistan developing relations with any country. We have only stressed that those external forces which are using the soil of Afghanistan to destabilize Pakistan should be discouraged.
On sending Afghan army officers to Pakistan for training‚ the Spokesperson said that this was an offer made by Pakistan in goodwill to contribute to the training needs of the security forces of Afghanistan.