'Govt to support every initiative for Afghan peace'.

ISLAMABAD -- Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Andleeb Abbas on Thursday said the government would support every initiative, whether bilateral or multilateral, aimed at bringing peace and stability in Afghanistan.

She was speaking at a multilateral dialogue on the future of the Afghan peace process with attendees from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, USA, UK and Denmark organised by the Royal Danish Defense College and the Centre for Research and Security Studies.

The event was also attended by Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing, Ambassador of Denmark Rolf Holmboe and Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Security Division Dr Moeed Yusuf.

Mr Jing appreciated Pakistan's efforts in moving the process forward, and reiterated China's support for a political solution to the Afghan conflict.

'Peace in Afghanistan is of key importance to the region, and especially Pakistan, as Afghanistan remains the heart of Asia.'

He said China would contribute to any peace agreement through a variety of mechanisms, as the process has reached a serious phase. He said people of Afghanistan deserved peace and stability through a process led and owned by Afghans to ensure success.

Dr Yusuf said Pakistan had been concertedly pushing for a...

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