ISTANBUL: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Friday a negotiated political solution was the only way forward for Afghanistan, as he lauded the Pakistan-Afghanistan-Turkey trilateral meeting.
“It is a unique opportunity for Afghans to show farsightedness. If they suffer, everybody will suffer. It is important that Afghans sit together and find a way forward,” he said while addressing a joint press conference along with his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavusoglu following the trilateral meeting — hosted by Turkey.
The foreign minister said as there was no military solution to the Afghan conflict, adding Pakistan had urged and would continue to pursue all the Afghan parties to sit together and find a way forward.