PR No.224 Islamabad: January 25, 2017
British Ambassador to Afghanistan, Mr. Dominic Jermey, accompanied by the British High Commissioner in Islamabad met the National Security Advisor Lt. General (R) Nasser Khan Janjua this afternoon. Prevailing situation in Afghanistan and matters concerning regional security and stability came under discussion.
Discussing Pak-Afghan relations, NSA said that peace in Afghanistan is pre-requisite for stability in the whole region. He further said that Pakistan envisages cordial bilateral relations with Afghanistan, based on mutual trust and cooperation. To this end, he reassured that Pakistan will extend all possible help and will fully support international community’s efforts for reconciliation in Afghanistan and stability in the region. The NSA added that Pakistan and Afghanistan were closed neighbors and Pakistan believed in a shared vision of future with Afghanistan.
He equally emphasized the need for positive and pro-active role by Afghan Government which can fain achieving political reconciliation within Afghanistan. Cooperative framework based on positive engagement and politically driven approaches in Afghanistan are more likely to bring about enduring solutions.
The NSA appreciated the role of UK in maintaining regional peace and stability and cooperation in counter terrorism.