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Today, an Afghan Parliamentary delegation led by Mr. Abdul Raouf Ibrahimi, Speaker of Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Afghan Parliament) called on the Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign affairs Mr. Sartaj Aziz.

Warmly welcoming the delegation, Advisor Sartaj Aziz emphasized that brotherly relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan were marked by common religion, geography, history and strong people to people contacts. Underlining that peace in Afghanistan was a mutual interest, he reaffirmed Pakistan’s continued support in the efforts for bringing long-term peace and stability in Afghanistan through an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led process.

Mr. Abdul Raouf Ibrahimi said that destinies of Pakistan and Afghanistan were intertwined and the two countries should continue their concerted efforts for increasing collaboration including through frequent parliamentary exchanges.

The Afghan Parliamentary delegation is on a visit to Pakistan from 23-27 February 2016 at the invitation of Speaker of Pakistan National Assembly.

25 February 2016

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