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Turkey-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Political Consultations at the Technical-level were held in Islamabad today, in pursuance of the decision taken at the 8th Trilateral Summit held in Ankara on 13 February 2014. Director Generals from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the three countries led their respective sides in the Inaugural Session of the Trilateral Consultations. The Turkish side was led by Ambassador Sakir Ozkan Torunlar, Director General for South Asia, Afghan side was represented by Ambassador Abdul Samad Samad, Director General, First Political Division and the Pakistan side was led by Director General (Afghanistan) Mr. Mohammad Iftikhar Anjum.

The three sides discussed situation in the region with a focus on recent economic and political developments. The possibilities of enhanced collaboration in the areas of economy, trade, energy and infrastructure were discussed. Strong emphasis was laid on reconstruction and economic development in the Heart of Asia. The three sides also discussed possible joint efforts in the framework of international organizations.

Later, the delegates from Turkey and Afghanistan also called on the Foreign Secretary, Mr. Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhary.

18 March,2014

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