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US, Pakistan vow to strive for peace in Afghanistan

US, Pakistan vow to strive for peace in Afghanistan

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Aug 01, 2018 - 08:54

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The United States and Pakistaninfo-icon have affirmed their commitment to working together for peace in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

After his maiden meeting with US Defence Secretary James Mattis, Pakistan’s new ambassador said his country was ready to enhance cooperation with Afghanistan.

“We agreed on the need to work together for peace and stability in Afghanistan,” Ambassador Ali Jahangir Siddiqui said. “I reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to play its part in this peace and reconciliation process.”

Speaking to Dawn, Siddiqui said he briefed Mattis on Pakistan’s efforts to enhance its cooperation with Afghanistan.

Pakistan’s Defence Attaché Kamal Anwar Chaudhry accompanied Siddiqui, who has previously served as a special assistant on economic affairs to former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

The envoy told Mattis about Islamabad’s efforts to expand its cooperation with Kabulinfo-icon, including through the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS).

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