Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo greets Muslims on Eid, hopes for lasting peace in Afghanistan

Kabul: NATO Senior Civil Representative Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo Friday greeted the Muslims living in Afghanistan and across the world a happy and peaceful Eidul Azha.

“Eid Mubarak to all Muslims in ⁦‪Afghanistan‬⁩, the region and around the world,” he said in a message.

“With ceasefire on Eidul Azha, people in Afghanistan can finally celebrate in peace, with no fear of conflict,” he added.

Ambassador Pontecorvo however, said this was not enough. “Afghan people deserve and demand a lasting peace,” he said. The NATO senior envoy wished for enduring peace with negotiations.

Earlier, Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo said regional countries including Pakistan would benefit from Afghan peace process.

Ambassador Pontecorvo said Pakistan will benefit much from Afghan peace process as the rest of the regional states. “Pakistan has been recognized… actually by American negotiators that they have played a helpful role,” he remarked.

He said a stable Afghanistan would be beneficial for the whole of South Asia.

Ambassador Pontecorvo mainly pointed towards the major infrastructural projects that would benefit the region, passing through Afghanistan, including TAPI gas pipeline and the CASA-1000 electricity project.