President Joko Widodo on Friday proposed the creation of a committee of Islamic scientists from his country, with Afghanistan and Pakistan to intensify a peaceful settlement of the Afghan conflict.
Joko Widodo submitted the proposal when he embarked on a two-day official visit to Islamabad, along with a large delegation composed from Indonesian ministers and business leaders.
Jokowi told Pakistani President Momnoon Hussain that Indonesia can play a "positive role" in the peace process of Afghanistan, according to an official announcement after the meeting between the two leaders.
President Hussain approved the proposal and the two countries pledged to cooperate on this, and said that peace in Afghanistan is necessary for development and regional progress.
Previously, Jokowi addressed the joint assembly of the Pakistan People's Assembly and underlined the importance of political stability and security for regional economic progress.
"Conflict and war will not benefit anyone. The people, especially women and children, have always been the most affected in the conflict and war, "said Jokowi.
He conveyed it to MPs of a country secretly accused of supporting Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan and allowing insurgents using Pakistan territory to plan cross-border attacks.
Islamabad denies the allegations and insists, peace in Afghanistan is essential for stability in Pakistan. [ps/jm]