PR No.118 ADVISER TO THE PRIME MINISTER ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS RECEIVES AFGHAN MEDIA DELEGATION Islamabad: March 14, 2017
Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sartaj Aziz received an Afghan media delegation comprising representatives from leading print and electronic media.
The Adviser briefed the delegation about Pakistan’s continuous efforts towards peace and stability in Afghanistan stressing that a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan was in Pakistan’s interest. He emphasized the need of comprehensive bilateral engagement between the two countries to strengthen trust and confidence and for deepening mutually beneficial cooperation in the areas of security, counter-terrorism, border management, trade, transit and voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees.
The Adviser also highlighted the role of media in formulating positive perceptions which was imperative for strengthening bilateral ties, restoring trust and effectively dealing with common threats.
Afghan media delegation while sharing Afghanistan’s perspective on the current situation, agreed on the need for frequent exchange of visits to help bring the governments and peoples of the two countries closer.