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(2017-04-29) A high level parliamentary delegation led by Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq reached Kabul today for a two-day visit, where it was received by Speaker Wolesi Jirga, Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi and Chairman of Afghan Senate, Fazal HadiMuslimyar.

Speaker Sadiq stated that the visit of such high level and widely representative delegation was unprecedented and indicated the utmost importance Pakistan attached to its bilateral relations with Afghanistan. He reiterated Pakistan’s commitment towards Afghan peace and stability and urged the need of constructive engagement between the two countries for the elimination of common threat of terrorism. He also stressed the need for promoting trade and enhancing people to people contacts. He took the opportunity to extend an invitation to Chairman Mishrano Jirga for visiting Pakistan.

The Speaker also expressed condolences to the Afghan side over the loss of precious human lives in the recent terrorist attacks at Sardar Dawood Khan Hospital and Military Base in Mazar-e-Sharif.

Speaker of Wolesi Jirga, Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi and Chairman of Mishrano Jirga, Fazal Hadi Muslimyar acknowledged the efforts made by Pakistan for Afghanistan particularly in hosting millions of refugees for more than three decades. They urged the need for continuity of parliamentary exchanges for enhancement of bilateral ties. Both sides agreed on the need of joint counter terrorism efforts.

29 April 2017

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