EU function necessary for regional stability

ISLAMABAD: The European Union (EU) can play an necessary function for selling regional stability and additional enhancing Pak-Afghan ties.
This was stated by ambassador of Germany Michael Koch and panelists whereas addressing the convention on “European-Pakistan-Afghanistan Dialogue: Challenges and Prospects”, collectively organized by Middle for Worldwide Strategic Research (CISS) and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) was held right here in a neighborhood resort Monday.
Numerous German, Afghan and Pakistani parliamentarians participated within the EU-AF-Pak Strategic Dialogue. The panelists had been agree that instable Afghanistan is just not solely a Problem for regional stability but additionally for international stability at giant.
The shows by the panelists revealed a variety of perceptions about EU-AFPak strategic relationship. It’s not solely troublesome to speak about peace in Afghanistan, however additionally it is very early to speak about it.
Making temporary feedback on EU function in AF-Pak peaceable cooperation panelists made their feedback that Pakistan and Afghanistan wanted to take the time for peace as two neighboring international locations sharing frequent geography.
The theme of the convention was neatly structured into 4 sub themes, particularly, regional safety within the context of worldwide views on Afghanistan and Pakistan till 2014 and past, the function of the media in shaping public perceptions within the context of being the drivers of both battle or peace, the Pakistan-EU Political and Financial Partnership within the context of the previous, current and future, and regional integration within the context of regional cooperation appearing as a recreation changer primarily based on the teachings learnt from Europe.
The shows by the panelists of all 4 working periods coated a large spectrum of points concerning peaceable cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan which may leads in the direction of stability at regional and international degree and likewise the function of European Union notably Germany in bringing concord and peaceable coexistence amongst regional international locations.
The panelists whereas presenting their views on Pakistan-Afghanistan cooperative relationship stated that reiteration of the worldwide group’s resolve to not abandon Afghanistan was necessary.
They emphasised the function that the EU can play in selling peace and stability within the area. The continuing reconciliation negotiations with the Taliban and different rebel teams may succeed (whether or not in Qattar or elsewhere) however it must be Afghan-led and embrace all different stakeholders. One of many panelistscategorized stakeholders into three events, first home stakeholders (fight regime, Al-Qaeda and Taliban), second regional stakeholders(Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, India, China and Russia preserving in view their energy and geographic location), and third outsiders (America and NATO international locations) to be taken totally on board. One other panelist identified the necessity of the media to interrupt by the obstacles of officialdom and concentrate on a truthful exposition of issues and points from the individuals’s perspective to pursuing of amity, religion, goodwill and understanding among the many individuals of the area. One panelist objected to the unfair bracketing by the western media of Pakistan and Afghanistan as AF-Pak area.
The purpose was made that as an alternative of the EU-Pak relationship primarily based primarily on commerce and improvement over the past a number of a long time, it ought to be translate right into a mutually felt want to broaden the scope of cooperation to incorporate safety and strategic points; and, lastly studying from the experiences of a regional group consciousness that might act as recreation changer.
The final sense of the convention was that the time is opportune for member international locations of the AFPAK area to have interaction themselves singly and collectively in significant dialogues with the EU with the target of drawing up methods for intensified cooperation in financial, political, technological, industrial, humanitarian and safety fields.
The convention concluded with a vote of thanks made by Amb. Ali SarwarNaqvi, Govt Director Middle for Worldwide Strategic Research (CISS) and Mr. BabakKhalatbari, Nation Consultant Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS).
Babak Khalatbari, the Nation Consultant of KAS, Pakistan Chapter presiding over the primary session of the convention. Whereas EU consultant, outstanding politicians, students, analysts from Pakistan, Afghanistan and different international locations participated as panelists.