Pakistan, Afghanistan Agree To Work For Regional Peace

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Pakistan Afghanistan talks

By Muhammad Luqman
Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed on a framework for working towards “peaceable environment conducive to political process essential for an enduring Afghan peace and regional stability, according to media reports.
A statement of media wing of Pakistan’s armed forces, ISPR said that Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa paid a day-long visit to Afghan capital, Kabul on Sunday for the first time since he assumed office in November last year.
During the visit, General Bajwa held talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, during which both sides agreed on the framework for working towards “peaceable environment conducive to political process essential for an enduring Afghan peace and regional stability.”
“There was also a consensus on regular and focused dialogue at multiple levels to evolve a bilateral process for minimising misunderstanding, managing crisis situations and enhancing cooperation in order to bring peace and stability in the region,” the ISPR statement said.
On his part, the Afghan president said that Afghanistan and Pakistan are friendly countries and together both shall move towards enduring peace and stability.
“Issues related to long-term peace, cooperation against the shared threats, coordination between respective counter-terrorism campaigns to restrict space for non-state actors, intelligence sharing, trade and commerce, and people-to-people contacts were discussed,” the statement said.
The army chief offered Pakistan’s complete support in achieving shared interests in the war against terrorism including training and capacity building of Afghan Security Forces, it said.

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