Pakistan has abiding interest in Afghan stability: Khar

Saturday, April 28th, 2012 2:57:13 by

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Friday said that Pakistan has an abiding interest in stability in Afghanistan and that the leadership is committed to strengthening relations with the neighbouring country.      

Talking to Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Jawed Ludin, who along with his delegation called on her, she said that Pakistan would be supportive of any political solution for peace in Afghanistan that is Afghan-led and Afghan-owned.

She reiterated Pakistan’s interest in extension of transit trade arrangements to the Central Asian nations bordering Afghanistan.

Other members of the Afghan delegation were Masoom Stanakzai, Head of High Peace Council Secretariat, Ambassador Umer Daudzai and others.

Khar was assisted by Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani and Ambassador Muhammad Sadiq. Both sides discussed political and economic issues of mutual interest and matters relating to the trilateral Core Group of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the US.

The Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister thanked Pakistan for its support to peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan and appreciated Prime Minister Gilani’s statement of 24th February in this regard. Both sides agreed that Pak-Afghan relations are moving in the right direction.

Islamabad News Sources -2

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