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Cordial ties central to peace in region: Afghan, Pakistani MPs

Cordial ties central to peace in region: Afghan, Pakistani MPs

Feb 25, 2016 - 11:03

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Afghan and Pakistani legislators have called for boosting all-round bilateral cooperation in the interest of durable peace and stability in the region.

Members of the National Assembly warmly received Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi and his delegation.Both sides agreed frequent exchanges of visits would strengthen relations between the neighbours.

National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, welcoming the visiting MPs,hoped such exchanges would usher in a new era of improved parliamentary links between the two countries.

Afghanistaninfo-icon and Pakistaninfo-icon had seen so many hardships, Opposition Leader Syed Khursheed Shah said, With the passage of time, he thought,relations between the two countries would improve.

Defence Minister Khwaja Muhammad Asif said Pakistan was the largest stakeholder in a peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan. The future of both countries was inter-linked, he added.

Awami National Party’s MP Haji Ghulam Ahmed Biloururged Pakistan and Afghanistan to sit together to resolve their issues. Their peace and prosperity were linked with peace in the region, he believed.

Mahmood Khan Achakzai, PakhtunkhwaMilliAwami Party leader,said the time had come that the leadership of two countries should work seriously for peace in the region.

Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao, convener of the Pak-Afghan Parliamentary Friendship Group, underlined the need for enhanced people-to-people contacts to strengthen relations.


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