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(2017-03-30) Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sartaj Aziz received, today, Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Committee delegation under a Track 1.5/II initiative “Beyond Boundaries” facilitated by CRSS, Pakistan and WPSO, Afghanistan. The delegation comprised leading representatives from Afghan government and 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 that the two sides should focus on implementation of the agreed mechanism for engagement to address the issues of security, counter-terrorism and border management. Reaffirming Pakistan’s commitment to continued efforts for lasting peace in Afghanistan, Adviser Sartaj Aziz underlined the importance of politically negotiated settlement under an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process for resolution of Afghan conflict.

The Joint Committee delegation acknowledged Pakistan’s facilitation to the Afghan refugees and stressed the need for continuous people to people contacts for strengthening the ties between the two countries.

30 March 2017

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