Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Tuesday said Pakistan is striving for reconciliatory talks on Afghanistan.
He was talking to the US Special Representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins in Islamabad.
They discussed the post-conflict situation of Afghanistan‚ peace dialogues with Taliban‚ upcoming of the visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry to Pakistan.
James Dobbins took Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif into confidence on opening of Taliban office in Doha.
The prime minister termed US drone attacks as unacceptable.
According to sources, US Secretary of State John Kerry’s expected visit to Pakistan, drone strikes and other important matters came under discussion in the meeting.
The prime minister was assisted by his adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz, foreign secretary and top civil and military officials.
The two sides exchanged views on possibilities of halting drone strikes and bilateral cooperation.
The visiting American envoy discussed Afghanistan’s elections, scheduled to be held next year.
It was decided that ISAF and Pak military would further enhance cooperation on border issues.
Both the sides agreed on timely intelligence sharing and increased cooperation in war on terrorism.
Earlier, U.S. Special Representative Ambassador James Dobbins arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday for talks with Pakistan leaders on Afghan reconciliation process, officials said.
A Foreign Ministry official said that the U.S. envoy will meet senior Pakistani officials to discuss cooperation in the Qatar peace process.
Ahead of Dobbins visit, the United States has appreciated Pakistan's support for reconciliation process in Afghanistan.
The State Department's spokesman Patrick Ventrell talking to newsmen in Washington said the U.S. Special Representative will discuss bilateral cooperation with Pakistani leadership in Islamabad.
Foreign Ministry spokesman said last week that Islamabad had facilitated the Qatar peace process. However, he had not shared more information with the media.
The U.S. envoy arrived in Islamabad from Kabul where he met President Hamid Karzai and discussed issues relating to the Taliban Qatar office. He also visited Qatar before Kabul and Islamabad trips and had discussed the peace process with the Qatari officials.
Afghan presidential palace said that the U.S. special envoy met President Karzai in the presidential palace and both sides talked about the Taliban office in Qatar. President Hamed Karzai said that he wants a peace process which should be Afghan-led, a statement said late Monday.
Karzai administration had suspended talks over the proposed U.S. -Afghan security agreement, citing 'U.S. contradictions in Afghan peace process.'
Afghan government had refused to join the Qatar process shortly after the Taliban office was formally inaugurated in Doha on June 18.
Afghan officials objected to the hoisting of the Taliban white flag at the Qatar office and using 'Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan' for the office.
The U.S. had earlier announced to hold talks with the Taliban in Qatar however Kabul's objections stalled the process and now efforts are underway to begin the talks.