By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Indian and Pakistani foreign ministers on the sidelines of the 9th Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process ministerial meeting in Dushanbe yesterday, according to presidential palace statement.
In a meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, the two sides discussed Afghan peace process.
“During the meeting, which took place in Tajikistan’s Bustan Sarai, the two sides discussed regional co-operation and the Afghan peace process,” a statement from the presidential palace said yesterday. Meanwhile, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani also met with Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday, on the sidelines of the 9th Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process ministerial meeting in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
During the meeting, which took place at the Tajikistan Presidential Palace in Bustan Sarai, in Dushanbe, President Ghani first inquired about the health of Prime Minister Imran Khan who is recovering from COVID-19. The meeting however, focused largely on the Afghan peace process.
Qureshi stated Pakistan supports the desired goal of achieving peace in an independent, united and democratic Afghanistan. Qureshi meanwhile condemned the increase in violence in Afghanistan, and said Pakistan fully supported a reduction in violence and a ceasefire in Afghanistan.