Quadrilateral Group Struggling To Hold Meeting For Afghan Reconciliation
ISLAMABAD: The disappointment of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) – the four-country bunch working for compromise in Afghanistan – to start direct talks in the middle of Kabul and Afghan Taliban has weighed down the gathering and it is currently attempting to hold its next meeting.
A meeting of the QCG got ready for the most recent weekend in Islamabad, as indicated by a conciliatory source, must be delayed at the eleventh hour in view of Afghanistan communicating its inaccessibility for the session assembled for reassessing the circumstance in the consequence of Taliban’s refusal a month ago to go to peace talks and in like manner altering the guide.
It had not been beforehand made open that the meeting was booked for Saturday, in spite of the fact that Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz had said a week ago that the fifth meeting of the QCG was being arranged. He had then abstained from giving a particular date for the meeting.
The hint about the deferment went out on Friday to the taking an interest nations, which other than hosts Pakistan incorporate Afghanistan, US and China.
It is asserted that Afghanistan was not prepared for the meeting. The source did not unveil the purpose behind Afghanistan’s inaccessibility.
Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Omar Zakhilwal had, then, in a discourse at Jinnah Institute last Thursday faulted common doubt as the greatest obstacle in two-sided relations and advancement towards peace and compromise in Afghanistan.
“I should be extremely straight to the point and undiplomatic. I think the primary obstacle to peace, the greatest deterrent to peace is Afghan-Pakistan relationship. It is the earth of doubt; the earth we think each other, it is nature of reasonable withdrawal,” he said.
Dr Zakhilwal said it was broadly had confidence in his nation that Taliban were utilizing Pakistani soil to proceed with the revolt. Secretly Afghan authorities say they have been let around Pakistan, which had conferred at the QCG to utilize its impact with Taliban to convey the guerilla gathering to the arranging table.
Pakistanis then again have been demanding maintaining a strategic distance from the crash of the procedure and as Mr Aziz a week ago said: “A leap forward will in the long run be accomplished if the procedure proceeds.”
Pakistan is presently attempting to mastermind the QCG meeting in the third week of the present month.
US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Richard Olson, who was to visit Pakistan for going to the meeting, went ahead with the visit notwithstanding the delay. He was at that point in the locale, going by Afghanistan with US Secretary of State John Kerry.
Diplomat Olson, who had a day before approached Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif on Tuesday, met Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry. They talked about issues identified with QCG and the endeavors, however unsuccessful, made so far for convincing Taliban to join the peace process.