Pakistan Afghanistan agree to take action against terrorists
ISLAMABAD, June 26 (Online): Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to take action against terrorists without any distinction on their respective sides.
This was stated in a joint statement issued at the conclusion of visit of National Security Adviser of Afghanistan Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta to Islamabad on Thursday.
The statement said Dr. Spanta called on the Prime Minister and delivered President Karzai’s letter to him.Both sides reiterated their common resolve to further strengthen bilateral relations in all dimensions in a meaningful and result-oriented manner.
Dr. Spanta participated in delegation-level talks with the Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz. He also had a meeting with the Chief of the Army Staff.
During these talks, main focus was on strengthening bilateral security cooperation.
The two sides agreed that terrorism was a common enemy and emphasized closer cooperation and coordination at institutional level to deal with this common menace.
In this context, the two sides agreed to establish a Joint Working Group on Security which will be co-chaired by the Foreign Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister and include representatives of relevant security institutions.
They also agreed to hold a meeting of their relevant officials in Islamabad on 3rd of next month to enhance their security coordination.
Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to building a comprehensive bilateral relationship, marked by enhanced trade and economic partnership.
The Pakistan side reaffirmed providing all-out support to an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process in Afghanistan.
It was agreed to further strengthen bilateral engagement at all levels to address each other’s concerns and pursue the cause of peace and stability in the region.