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President Ghani Meets Pakistani Political Leaders PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 10 January 2015 10:52

Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, met with the delegation of Pakistani politicians that was comprised of Mahmoud Khan Achakzai, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao and senator Afrasiab Khattak.

During separate meetings held in Arg, the issues of enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries, improving security situation, joint efforts on fighting terrorism, and addressing the problems of Afghan migrants in Pakistan were discussed between the two sides.

The Pakistani delegation expressed that Afghanistan and Pakistan are facing common problems tackling of which require joint efforts. The delegation further urged that the two countries should not miss the new opportunities emerged.

The Pakistani political leaders also stated that prospective on fight against terrorism has changed on the other side of the Durand Line. “People in Pakistan have now realized that there is no difference between good and bad terrorism. Terrorism is not only a threat to the two countries but to the region and the entire world”, the Pakistani delegation added.

In return, President Ghani said that the government of Afghanistan will continue with joint efforts and consultations, and would exert its utmost efforts to strengthen people-to-people contacts at all levels between the two countries.

“To overcome the challenges that we face, is time consuming with many obstacles ahead, however, the new government of Afghanistan is committed to removing the problems,” the President added.

The meetings were also attended by the former President Hamid Karzai, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar, a number of Jihadi and political figures and a number of Afghan law makers.