It seems as if the responsibility of keeping regional peace has fallen on Pakistan after the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan and the takeover of Kabul by the Taliban. Peace in Afghanistan is vital for peace and stability in all its neighbouring countries and so efforts are being made by Pakistan’s foreign ministry and it’s intelligence agency to make sure that no other country faces any threat that may come out of Afghanistan as the country has been made a playground for terrorists several times in history.
Intelligence sources in Pakistan tipped off that a meeting was held between spymasters of Russia, China, Iran and some Central Asian states. The meeting was held solely to establish how to go forward with Afghanistan and how to secure borders with the country. Moreover, it shows the sincerity of Pakistan in establishing peace in the region.
Additionally, Pakistan also met with envoys and ambassadors of six different countries that share borders with Afghanistan to develop strategies to counter any kind of terrorism and the way to proceed with the Taliban government.
This assessment of the situation is a prudent move by all the countries involved as it will lay out a plan for them to work with if any kind of misfortune occurs again. Afghanistan’s neighbouring countries have suffered a vast deal since the last 20 years and if a plan is not made to keep the peace then more suffering will be caused.
Lastly, it is of utmost importance to Pakistan to have all the neighbouring countries on board as Pakistan has suffered the most due to the porous border they share and the refugee influx that started when the Russians invaded Afghanistan and has not stopped until today. Iran faces a similar situation. The security situation will also determine the economic opportunities that may come from Afghanistan. As China and Russia have shown interest in the country economically. Currently, Afghanistan is struggling to get back on its feet and it is with the aid of its neighbours that it will gain its strength. Moreover, there is still unrest in the country as the Taliban government is not being accepted by all, there is a chance of civil war and this could be cashed by the terrorist outfits such as the IS-K and the Al-Qaeda which are prevalent in the country. Therefore, consensus between the neighbours is crucial for security, peace and stability in the region.