Atmar terms Pakistani Cross-Durand Line shelling ‘unacceptable'


KABUL: Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar in a meeting with Pakistani Ambassador Mansoor Ahmad Khan has raised complaints and expressed serious concerns over the neighboring country’s Cross-Durand Line rocket shelling.

A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) says Atmar and the Pakistani envoy also discussed issues of bilateral interest, including economic cooperation and the Afghan peace process.

Emphasizing the importance of a comprehensive ceasefire, Atmar was quoted in a separate MoFA statement, said that securing peace in Afghanistan was in the interest of all, paving the way for enhanced economic cooperation and regional ties.

The two sides exchanged views on strengthening bilateral cooperation, including the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Agreement (APTTA).

Atmar asked the Pakistani Ambassador to convey to the Pakistani Foreign Minister Afghanistan’s serious concerns on rocket shelling from across the Durand Line, calling it unacceptable. During the meeting, FM Atmar stressed addressing problems through dialogue.