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Participants of the Central and South Asia 2021 conference pose for a photo prior to the session in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, July 16. — AP


Participants of the Central and South Asia 2021 conference pose for a photo prior to the session in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, July 16. — AP



Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and the US have formed a new diplomatic platform to support peace and stability in Afghanistan and foster regional trade and business ties, according to a Foreign Office (FO) statement.

"Representatives of the United States, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan agreed in principle to establish a new quadrilateral diplomatic platform focused on enhancing regional connectivity.

"The parties consider long-term peace and stability in Afghanistan critical to regional connectivity and agree that peace and regional connectivity are mutually reinforcing," said the FO statement.

It added that the countries had recognised the "historic opportunity to open flourishing international trade routes" and intended to cooperate on expanding trade, building transit links and strengthening business-to-business ties.
"The parties agreed to meet in the coming months to determine the modalities of this cooperation with mutual consensus," said the FO statement.

The US State Department also issued the same statement and said on Twitter that it looked forward to partnering with the three countries for regional cooperation, terming it a "cornerstone to a sustained peace".


The development came during the international conference on "Central and South Asia Regional Connectivity: Challenges and Opportunities" in Uzbekistan.

The conference had originally been intended to discuss building better transportation links across Central and South Asia, but that agenda was trumped by the Taliban advances. Participants gathering in the Uzbek capital of Tashkent traded stinging criticisms and engaged in finger-pointing over the rapidly deteriorating situation in Afghanistan.

Additional input from AP.



 

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Afghanistan ... yes, it's their future and they have the God given right to decide what they want.

Uzbekistan .... yes, they are Afghanistan's direct neighbor and should do all to facilitate peace in the region.

Iran .... yes, again is Afghanistan's direct neighbor and one who can play an important role in bringing Muslims of both Shia Sect and Sunni Sect, together to live in harmony.

Pakistan .... yes, hosting the largest diaspora of Afghan refugees, being a direct neighbor of Afghanistan, can play an important role in enhancing every means that would allow Afghans to finally live in peace and harmony.

The countries that have ZERO role to play and has no business being part of the peace process in Afghanistan, are america, turkey and india. These three countries have brought nothing but death, destruction and deception to the region.
 
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Pakistan joins 'quadrilateral platform' to 'enhance regional connectivity'




US Special Envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, Afghanistans Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar, Uzbekistans Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and Pakistans Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. Photo: Twitter/State SCA



US Special Envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, Afghanistan's Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar, Uzbekistan's Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. Photo: Twitter/State SCA

The Foreign Office announced on Friday that Pakistan has agreed in principle to join a "new quadrilateral diplomatic platform" along with United States, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan to "enhance regional connectivity".
"Representatives of the United States, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan agreed in principle to establish a new quadrilateral diplomatic platform focused on enhancing regional connectivity," read the statement, which was also issued by the US State Department.

The statement said that the four countries agreed that "long-term peace and stability in Afghanistan" is "critical for regional-connectivity". It also said that the countries were unanimous in agreeing that "peace and regional connectivity are mutually reinforcing".

"Recognising the historic opportunity to open flourishing international trade routes, the parties intend to cooperate to expand trade, build transit links and strengthen business-to-business ties," said the FO.
The parties agreed to meet in the coming months to determine the modalities of this cooperation with mutual consensus.
 

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Pakistan joins 'quadrilateral platform' to 'enhance regional connectivity'




US Special Envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, Afghanistans Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar, Uzbekistans Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and Pakistans Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. Photo: Twitter/State SCA



US Special Envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, Afghanistan's Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar, Uzbekistan's Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. Photo: Twitter/State SCA

The Foreign Office announced on Friday that Pakistan has agreed in principle to join a "new quadrilateral diplomatic platform" along with United States, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan to "enhance regional connectivity".
"Representatives of the United States, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan agreed in principle to establish a new quadrilateral diplomatic platform focused on enhancing regional connectivity," read the statement, which was also issued by the US State Department.

The statement said that the four countries agreed that "long-term peace and stability in Afghanistan" is "critical for regional-connectivity". It also said that the countries were unanimous in agreeing that "peace and regional connectivity are mutually reinforcing".

"Recognising the historic opportunity to open flourishing international trade routes, the parties intend to cooperate to expand trade, build transit links and strengthen business-to-business ties," said the FO.
The parties agreed to meet in the coming months to determine the modalities of this cooperation with mutual consensus.
It's a great move by US to create another, Quad, like they have with India US Australia Japan also US accept Pakistans demand about Geo economics and regional connectivity.
 

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Any comment on this @Bilal Khan (Quwa) 👆 another Quad by US this time along Pakistan
Not sure why you keep calling this a QUAD since it is NOT. Do you seriously think Pakistan wants to get into a Military QUAD with US against China?? Really?? Aren't you the one who thinks US is secretly giving F-16 block 70/72 to Pakistan?
 

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Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and US partner to create platform for regional cooperation


Naveed Siddiqui
July 16, 2021


Participants of the Central and South Asia 2021 conference pose for a photo prior to the session in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, July 16. — AP


Participants of the Central and South Asia 2021 conference pose for a photo prior to the session in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, July 16. — AP



Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and the US have formed a new diplomatic platform to support peace and stability in Afghanistan and foster regional trade and business ties, according to a Foreign Office (FO) statement.

"Representatives of the United States, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan agreed in principle to establish a new quadrilateral diplomatic platform focused on enhancing regional connectivity.

"The parties consider long-term peace and stability in Afghanistan critical to regional connectivity and agree that peace and regional connectivity are mutually reinforcing," said the FO statement.

It added that the countries had recognised the "historic opportunity to open flourishing international trade routes" and intended to cooperate on expanding trade, building transit links and strengthening business-to-business ties.
"The parties agreed to meet in the coming months to determine the modalities of this cooperation with mutual consensus," said the FO statement.

The US State Department also issued the same statement and said on Twitter that it looked forward to partnering with the three countries for regional cooperation, terming it a "cornerstone to a sustained peace".


The development came during the international conference on "Central and South Asia Regional Connectivity: Challenges and Opportunities" in Uzbekistan.

The conference had originally been intended to discuss building better transportation links across Central and South Asia, but that agenda was trumped by the Taliban advances. Participants gathering in the Uzbek capital of Tashkent traded stinging criticisms and engaged in finger-pointing over the rapidly deteriorating situation in Afghanistan.

Additional input from AP.



Should be called the loser's club, Pakistan shouldn't be in it.
 

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This is a great development and crucial to building a mutually beneficial relationship with the US. Gen. Tariq Khan thinks, I’m paraphrasing, the government needs a long term plan to get the US to invest in business opportunities in Pakistan so that it won’t undermine Pakistan’s economic development as a consequence of its Cold War with China.

29:40 (or 32:50) - 36:25
 
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A resounding slap on India's face....

The US folks love the winners, and hate the losers....

The Taliban/Pak are the winners, and thugs/Hindutva are the losers....

The US plan is to look after her interests sitting in Kabul even if the Taliban rule over Afganistan....

*In my mental modeling, the Taliban are like the Pindi Boys by other means
 

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