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Pakistan, Germany stress stability in Afghanistan

Pakistan, Germany stress stability in Afghanistan

May 30, 2018 - 10:39

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistaninfo-icon and Germany have underlined the imperative of promoting peace and reconciliation in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq said on Tuesday a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was in the best interest of Pakistan and the entire region.

He made the remarks in a meeting with Special Representative of Germany for Pakistan and Afghanistan Markus Potzel and German Ambassador Martin Kobler.

Sadiq stressed the need for a regular interaction between political leadership, parliamentarians and people of both countries.

He insisted Pakistan has a keen interest in promoting regional stability and was making consistent efforts to achieve peace and economic stability.

On stability in Afghanistan, the speaker said Islamabad desired wanted to strengthen relations with Kabulinfo-icon and work together for peace and prosperity in the region.

“Pakistan and Afghanistan are victims of terrorism and both have suffered a lot due to the menace of extremism. Joint strategy and closer cooperation to address the root causes of terrorism is needed,” Sadiq said.

He also recalled the visit of a Pakistani parliamentary delegation to Afghanistan and shared with his interlocutors details of the meetings with Afghan leadership.

He also referred to objectives of the First Speakers’ Conference held in December 2017 among Russia, Turkey, Iran, China and Afghanistan.

The speakers had discussed ways of tackling terrorism in the region as well connecting with each other for shared prosperity and development.



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