Janjua meets US undersecretary of state to discuss Afghan policy

Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua "conveyed Pakistan's viewpoint" on the recent US policy announcement pertaining to Afghanistan in a meeting with the United States Undersecretary of State Tom Shannon on Monday in New York, the Foreign Office said.

She "emphasised that peace in Afghanistan is a high priority for Pakistan" and "stressed that intra-Afghan dialogue is vital for bringing lasting peace to the country and the region."

"Recent statements by the US evoked strong public reaction in Pakistan," Janjua said. "However, both countries could work together to attain common objectives" such as defeating the militant Islamic State group in Afghanistan and the region, the release said.

Janjua is in New York to attend the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. Pakistan's Ambassador to US Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, was also present in the meeting.

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