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Mr. Shahid Khan, Secretary Interior, paid an official visit to Kabul on 9 February 2014 and held meeting with General Ayoub Salangi, Afghan Senior Deputy Interior Minister. The Afghan side was represented by high ranking officials from the Ministry of Interior. Pakistan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq was also present.

During the meeting, issues pertaining to border management, visa regime, and transfer of prisoners were discussed. It was agreed that the Joint Commission on Border Management should be activated. The Joint Commission would be headed by the Afghan Senior Deputy Minister and the Interior Secretary from the Pakistan side. The two sides also agreed to work closely with each other to improve visa regime for facilitation of genuine travelers from both countries.

The Interior Secretary also called on the Interior Minister of Afghanistan, Mr. Mohammad Umer Daudzai. Minister Daudzai welcomed the Interior Secretary’s visit to Kabul and assured that his Ministry would work closely with the Pakistan side to follow-up on the proposals discussed during the visit.

Islamabad
10 February 2014

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