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(2017-09-18) Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua today met Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Karzai on the sidelines of the UNGA session in New York. They discussed measures for achieving the common objective of peace and stability in Afghanistan and the strengthening of engagement between the two countries.

Foreign Secretary reaffirmed Pakistan’s desire for lasting peace in Afghanistan which was important for regional stability. Emphasizing that there was no military solution to the Afghan conflict, she said that there was a need to focus on a politically negotiated settlement under an Afghan-owned Afghan-led peace process. Foreign Secretary added that Pakistan and Afghanistan should work together for strengthening cooperation in diverse fields.

Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister reiterated that Afghan government was committed to strengthen relations with Pakistan stressing on the need of engagement between the two sides at all levels.

18 September 2017

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