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    Pakistan to attend Dushanbe, Tokyo conferences

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan would participate in Dushanbe and Tokyo conference on Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said on Thursday.

    At a meeting with Afghan Ambassador Mohammad Omar Daudzai, she said her country would take part in next month’s conference on regional economic cooperation in Tajikistan.

    The conference is the 5th gathering to be attended by Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia and Tajikistan. Islamabad will also participate in the Tokyo meeting, Khar said in a statement.

    Scheduled for July 2012, the Tokyo conference will disuse the international community’s cooperation with Afghanistan till 2025. Forty countries are expected to attend the moot.

    During the meeting, Khar and Daudzai exchanged views on the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA), the statement said.

    A trilateral meeting among Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran on counterterrorism and regional cooperation was held recently in Islamabad.

    Daudzai said President Karzai’s recent visit to Islamabad was a success. The visiting president had held fruitful talks with the Pakistani officials, he concluded.

    mrh/mud 



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