Sartaj receives Pak-Afghan Joint Committee delegation

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Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Thursday received Pak-Afghan Joint Committee delegation under a Track 1.5/II initiative ‘Beyond Boundaries’ facilitated by CRSS, Pakistan, and WPSO, Afghanistan.

According to a Foreign Office announcement, the delegation comprised of leading representatives from Afghan government and media.

The adviser briefed the delegation about Pakistan’s continuous efforts towards peace and stability in Afghanistan, stressing that a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan was in Pakistan’s interest.

He emphasised that the two sides should focus on the implementation of the agreed mechanism for engagement to address the issues of security, counter-terrorism and border management.

Reaffirming Pakistan’s commitment to continued efforts for lasting peace in Afghanistan, Adviser Aziz underlined the importance of politically negotiated settlement under an Afghan-owned, Afghan-led peace process for resolution of the Afghan conflict.

The joint committee delegation acknowledged Pakistan’s facilitation to the Afghan refugees, and stressed the need for continuous people to people contacts for strengthening the ties between the two countries.