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PR No.13 SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRIME MINISTER ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS RECEIVES AMBASSADOR OF AFGHANISTAN TO PAKISTAN Islamabad: 03, April 2017

Afghan Ambassador Hazrat Omer Zakhilwal called on Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs (SAPM), Syed Tariq Fatemi.

During the course of their cordial exchanges, the SAPM stressed the importance of a peaceful, politically negotiated settlement as the best solution to the Afghan conflict. In this context, he highlighted the serious efforts undertaken by Pakistan for facilitating an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process. Mr. Fatemi also emphasized that terrorism was a common threat that required cooperation between the two countries for elimination of this menace. Recalling the recent terrorist attacks in Pakistan carried by JuA and TTP from the Afghan soil, he underlined the need for effective border management for preventing cross border movement of terrorists.

 Ambassador Zakhilwal thanked the SAPM for the constructive exchanges while stressing the need for a meaningful institutional engagement between Pakistan and Afghanistan for addressing the common challenges and threats. In this regard, both sides agreed for early implementation of the bilateral cooperation mechanism recently agreed between the two sides.

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