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(2018-02-01) Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif visited the Afghan Embassy in Islamabad to convey condolences over the recent terrorist attacks in Kabul resulting in the loss of precious human lives, infrastructure and a number of people. He was received by the Afghan Ambassador Hazrat Omer Zakhilwal. The Foreign Minister signed the condolence book and offered Fateha for those who have lost their lives. He also expressed sincere wishes for the early recovery of the injured.

Khawaja Asif said Pakistan strongly condemns terrorism in all forms and manifestations. He said both Afghanistan and Pakistan were victims of terrorism and that there was a need for close cooperation between the two countries to fight this common threat. The Foreign Minister added that it was encouraging that a high-level Afghan delegation which visited Islamabad yesterday had productive talks with Pakistan side and it was agreed to work together to strengthen mutual trust and bilateral engagement.

The Afghan Ambassador Mr. Hazrat Omer Zakhilwal thanked the Foreign Minister for his condolences over the recent brutal terrorist attacks in Afghanistan. Agreeing with the Foreign Minister about the need for strengthening bilateral engagement, he said that the cooperation should be focused on upholding our mutual commitment for not letting use of our respective soils against each other.


1st February 2018

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