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Kabul, Islamabad vow joint efforts to end Afghan conflict

Kabul, Islamabad vow joint efforts to end Afghan conflict

Jul 22, 2018 - 16:01

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Pakistaninfo-icon and Afghanistaninfo-icon on Sunday discussed improvement of bilateral relationship, restoration of mutual trust, an end to the ongoing conflict and Islamabad’s sincere cooperation for reconciliation process.

Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai said officials from both sides had launched work on implementing the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS).

He said the meeting was held to discuss ways of improving bilateral ties, ending the ongoing conflict and restoration of peace and stability in the country.

Karzai said under APAPPS five sub-committees had been constituted to deal with political, economic, security and refugee-related issues. Each of the committees had its own head, he added.

“We have strong commitment to future cooperation between the peoples of the two countries and efforts are being made to ensure the process yields positive results at the end of the day,” he remarked.

Pakistani Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua said: “We are here with a new message and commitment: Pakistan strongly supports President Ghani’s suggestion of another ceasefire with the Talibaninfo-icon and welcome the move.”

She called Afghanistan a second home and added: “Thank you for your hospitality. We are really happy to be with you and hope our working teams will make some achievements.”


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