Atmar, Pakistani Envoy Discussed Bilateral Ties, Peace


KABUL: Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar and Pakistani ambassador to Kabul have discussed bilateral cooperation and boosting efforts for the Afghan peace process, a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

According to the statement, Atmar and Pakistani envoy, Mansoor Ahmad Khan, during a meeting on Wednesday, talked on recent developments in the Afghan peace process and arrangements for the next round of peace talks in Turkey.

The two sides also conferred on the importance of continuing bilateral and multilateral cooperation and giving efforts to accelerate the Afghan peace talks as well as continuing consultations on the regard, the source said.

Pakistani ambassador, Mansoor Ahmad Khan termed political stability in Afghanistan important for strengthening regional relations and economic cooperation and assured the Afghan foreign minister of his country’s support for the Afghan peace process.

The meeting between the Pakistani envoy and Afghan foreign minister comes as a delegation of Pakistani parliament was expected to arrive to Kabul on Thursday (today) and discuss issues of peace and commerce between the two countries with Afghan parliamentarians.

However, the visit of the Pakistani parliamentary delegation was reportedly canceled over security reasons.