Pakistan, Afghanistan share concern over border attacks
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan Foreign Secretary and Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Mohammad Umar Daudzai on Monday said efforts were being made to prevent militant attacks on both sides of the joint border.
Foreign secretary Salam Bashir and Duadzai paid particular attention to the prevailing situation created by the militants in Dir, Bajaur, Mohmand and Kunar regions, a statement issued from Palistani foreign ministry said.
They said it was a matter of deep concern to both the governments and peoples of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The statement said Pakistan condemned the loss of lives and destruction of property on both sides by the militants.
It added Pakistan considered Afghanistan’s loss as its own loss, calling for, imperative efforts to be redoubled by both sides to attain the objectives of shared peace and security and to enhance cooperation for shared development and prosperity.
Bashir conveyed to Daudzai the importance that Pakistan attaches to establishing peace and tranquility in the border region and the importance of effectively curbing the activities of the miscreants.
The statement said the matter had been the subject of contacts at the highest Pakistan-Afghan-ISAF military-to-military levels, with a view to devising appropriate strategy to curb the activities of the militants.
Another meeting between the concerned military authorities will be held to enhance information-sharing and coordination between Pakistan-Afghanistan and NATO/ISAF, it said.
The two officials expressed satisfaction on the recent meetings in Kabul. The Foreign Secretary expressed gratitude to the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the excellent arrangements made for the holding of constructive talks in Kabul.
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