Mosazai hails Pak scholarship scheme for Afghan students
At a meeting with Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Planning and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal in Islamabad on Tuesday, Afghan Ambassador Janan Mosazai hailed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Vision 2025.
He hoped the initiative would promote regional connectivity, a goal whose achievement is impeded by conflict and instability, according to a press release from the Planning Division in Islamabad.
The diplomat, calling for enhanced cooperation between the neighbours, also appreciated the scholarship scheme of the Pakistan government for Afghan studentsin the fields of science, technology and medicine.
Ahsan Iqbal observed the scholarship programme for Afghan students was tantamount to building bridges between the neighbours. He called for strategic links to obtain tangible results in areas of economy and security.
He said Sharif’s vision for peace and stability in the region -- a development imperative -- was pretty clear. He claimed Pakistan’s civilian and military leadersdesired a peaceful neighbourhood.
There was a strong commitment on both sides to forging a special relationship in terms of economic, security and political cooperation, the minister noted.
He urged join efforts to defeat the designs of the forces seeking to disrupt peace in the region. Pakistan was the biggest beneficiary of peace and harmony in Afghanistan, he concluded.
The Peshawar-Kabul Motorway would improve regional connectivity and the pace of work on it would be accelerated, he assured. The project will spur a positive change in border areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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