ISLAMABAD - Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto on Wednesday met with Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi and exchanged views on situation in Afghanistan.

According to Foreign Office, the situation in Afghanistan, as well as the ongoing regional and international efforts for Afghanistan’s stability came under discussion in the meeting.

The special assistant stated that Pak-Afghan relations were moving along a positive trajectory and the successful holding of the first round of peace talks was an important milestone. He expressed confidence that the talks would resume soon and help pave way for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

He reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process and emphasised the need for continuous regional and international engagement with Afghanistan in meeting the challenges of peace and security as well as economic development.

He appreciated the role played by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and reiterated Pakistan’s continued support for the Mission.

Deputy Special Representative Tadamichi appreciated Pakistan’s strong support for UNAMA’s mandate as well as its role towards international efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan. He also highlighted UNAMA’s role towards coordinating international civilian efforts for ensuring peace and stability in Afghanistan.

This was Yamamoto’s first visit to Pakistan since his appointment as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General in October 2014.