ISLAMABAD, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met with leader of the Hizb-e-Islami party of Afghanistan Gulbuddin Hekmatyar on Monday, voicing Pakistan's supports for the peace process in Afghanistan, the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan said.
Hekmatyar arrived in Islamabad on Monday on a three-day visit at the invitation of Qureshi to discuss Pakistan's role in the peace process and bilateral relations.
The foreign minister said peace and stability in the region are linked to long-lasting peace in Afghanistan, adding that the Afghan leadership has an opportunity in the form of intra-Afghan talks to restore peace in Afghanistan.
"Pakistan will continue its efforts for peace in the region, including Afghanistan," Qureshi was quoted as saying.
Earlier on Sunday, the Pakistani foreign ministry said that Pakistan attaches high importance to its ties with Afghanistan, adding that Pakistan has consistently supported an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process. Enditem