WASHINGTON: U.S. President Joe Biden says Pakistan’s position in ending the Afghan war and moving toward a peace deal is important.
On his 100th day in office, President Biden met with Democratic representatives. He talked with Tahir Javed, a Pakistan-born US democrat leader, from Pakistan.
He informed Javed that Pakistan will play an important role in bringing stability to Afghanistan in the future.
Biden reassured Javed that he will keep up with his commitments.
Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation, said last week that Pakistan recognises the effect of Afghanistan’s civil war.
He stated that he believes stability in Afghanistan is still feasible, as the United States has begun to remove its residual troops from the region.
Khalilzad was speaking to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which was holding the first public hearing on the administration’s Afghanistan strategy after Vice President Joe Biden revealed intentions to remove troops from Afghanistan by September 11 after a two-decade conflict.
“Pakistan’s leaders have emphasized publicly and to US officials that they do not support a military takeover by the Taliban. I believe they understand that not only Afghanistan, but their country too will face grave consequences in the event of a return to a wider civil war,” Khalilzad said.