Pakistan, Afghanistan to ascertain working group on safety

sartajazizranginAdviser to the prime minister on nationwide safety and international affairs Sartaj Aziz (L) and Afghan nationwide safety adviser Dr Rangin Dadfar Spanta (R) in Islamabad on Thursday

Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to ascertain a joint working group on safety after conducting high-level talks in Islamabad on Thursday, officers mentioned.

The talks had been held between the Nationwide Safety Adviser of Afghanistan Dr Rangin Dadfar Spanta and Adviser to the Prime Minister on Nationwide Safety and Overseas Affairs Sartaj Aziz .

The primary focus of the talks was mentioned to be on strengthening bilateral safety cooperation.

“Each side agreed on the necessity to take motion in opposition to all terrorists with out making any distinction amongst them and their hideouts on their respective sides,” mentioned a joint assertion.

The joint working group on safety will likely be co-chaired by the international secretary or deputy international minister and also will comprise of representatives of related safety establishments.

The 2 sides additionally agreed to carry a gathering of their related officers in Islamabad on July three to reinforce safety coordination.

Within the talks it was agreed that terrorism is a typical enemy and the necessity for nearer cooperation and coordination at an institutional stage was emphasised.

Each side reaffirmed their dedication to constructing a complete bilateral relationship marked by enhanced commerce and financial partnership.

The Pakistan facet reaffirmed its committment offering all-out assist to an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace course of.

Dr Spanta was accompanied by senior officers from the Ministry of Overseas Affairs and Defence, Nationwide Directorate of Safety (NDS) and Afghan Nationwide Safety Council throughout his go to.

The nationwide safety adviser additionally known as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and delivered President Karzai’s letter. The joint assertion didn’t point out the contents of the letter. Nevertheless, Karzai had earlier said that he would counsel a “road-map” for future cooperation.

The prime minister welcomed Karzai’s letter and Dr Spanta’s go to to Pakistan. Dr Spanta additionally met the Chief of the Military Workers Common Raheel Sharif.

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