BRUSSELS (AFP/Reuters) Pakistan pledged to continue on the road to reform and offered to facilitate Afghan-Taliban talks to bolster regional peace at a gathering Friday of 26 countries and key global institutions. Reconciliation was an Afghan initiative, said Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on arriving for the conference, but a peaceful Afghanistan was in his countrys interests. They have to own it, they have to lead it. We are there to help, we are there to facilitate, he said. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said he was sure Pakistan would want to play a positive role in ending the conflict and all nations in the region should add their support. Its very much in their interests to do so of course because it will help to bring peace to their border areas, he told reporters in Brussels. Richard Holbrooke, the US envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, said in Brussels he was gratified Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had offered Islamabads help, and Pakistan and other countries had a security interest in events in Afghanistan. Qureshi was in Brussels to co-host a daylong Friends of Democratic Pakistan meeting with EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton. Also attending were a slew of foreign ministers and dignitaries, including Richard Holbrooke. Qureshi told reporters there are more reforms in the pipeline, adding that he expected a positive conclusion to Fridays third meeting of the Friends of Democratic Pakistan, a forum set up in 2008 to support efforts to build democracy. A safe secure and stable Pakistan is manifestly in the interests of the EU, the United States and the international community as a whole, Ashton said.