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Nasser, UK's special envoy discuss regional peace, security.

ISLAMABAD -- British Prime Minister's Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Gareth Bayley met National Security Adviser, Nasser Khan Janjua on Tuesday and discussed matters pertaining to regional peace, security and stability.

Both sides discussed security situation in Afghanistan at length.

During the meeting held here, Nasser Janjua explained the complexities of perpetual conflict and highlighted role played and contributions made by Pakistan to fight menace of terrorism.

He reiterated Pakistan's commitment to peace and stability of the region and said Pakistan had always supported all peace initiatives for Afghanistan.

'Peace in Afghanistan means peace in Pakistan. We are sincere and committed to Afghanistan and its people. For sustainable peace in region, peace in Afghanistan is a prerequisite,' he said.

The ambassador acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan's efforts against terrorism and also highlighted positive role of British government for a sustainable peace in Afghanistan.

Nasser Janjua admired the efforts of United Kingdom (UK) for investing in peace in Afghanistan and said the UK had always played a positive role for peace and stability of Afghanistan and the region.

Both sides agreed that it had to be a cooperative framework and both Pakistan and Afghanistan should resume engagements at all levels to include government, diplomatic, military, intelligence and more so from people to people.

He, however, reaffirmed that more than anyone else the sitting government of Afghanistan could play a major role to bring peace in Afghanistan and 'We have to find a way for a better future.'

Both sides agreed to strengthen cooperation to ensure lasting peace in Afghanistan and the region. British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Thomas Drew was also present during the meeting.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Feb 7, 2018
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