Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday has said that Pakistan will continue to play its role for the political solution of the Afghan conflict.

He was talking to the US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad who called on him in Islamabad today.

The foreign minister said that Pakistan welcomes the US efforts for peace in Afghanistan.

Both the leaders agreed to continue cooperation on Afghan reconciliation process.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Faisal on official Twitter account said, Zalmay Khalilzad also met with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua at the Foreign Office (FO).

Both led their delegations for talks between the United States and Pakistan. The delegations comprised security, defence and diplomatic officials from both sides.

Khalilzad will be in Afghanistan and Pakistan from October 4 to 14. “Special Representative Khalilzad’s mission is to coordinate and lead US efforts to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table.” the US Department of State statement said last week.

The trip is Khalilzad’s first visit following his appointment as special representative and reflects the “administration’s intent to support, facilitate, and participate in a peace process in Afghanistan,” the statement added.