Pakistan, China, Iran and Russia on Tuesday (19 may 2020) called on all sides to declare a comprehensive ceasefire in war-torn Afghanistan.
Those countries welcomed the recent power sharing between President Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah. The special envoys of this four countries discussed in a virtual conference the current situation in Afghanistan and ongoing processes to end the long-running instability.
A joint statement from Islamabad, Beijing, Tehran and Moscow also expressed concern over the existence of a terrorist threat in Afghanistan.
The statement said the four countries supported UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ call for a ceasefire. They called on all parties in Afghanistan to take final action against Al Qaeda, ISIS, ETIM, TTP and other international terrorist organizations. Pakistan, China, Russia and Iran share a common position on the threat posed by Daesh in Afghanistan.