Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan has welcomed Iran's engagement with the Taliban and the Afghan government in search of a negotiated settlement.
In a statement on Friday, Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that Pakistan welcomes Iran’s engagement with Afghan parties to achieve a negotiated political settlement.
He said Pakistan views Iran as an important country in the Afghan peace process.
The FO spokesperson said that Iran, like Pakistan, is a neighboring country of Afghanistan and host to millions of Afghan refugees.
He expressed the hope that the Afghan parties would seize the opportunity and achieve an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement.
As fighting rages in Afghanistan, Taliban representatives met an Afghan government delegation in Tehran on Wednesday.
The news was confirmed by the Tehran foreign ministry, as the Taliban make massive gains in Afghanistan.
As per the ministry, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai headed the Taliban delegation while former vice president Younus Qanooni represented the government, the Iranian ministry said.