Nawaz: Pak desires enduring partnership with Afghanistan

Islamabad—Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said “he desires a “comprehensive and enduring partnership” with Afghanistan that contributes to the security and prosperity of the two nations.
He was talking to Speaker of the Wolesi Jirga of Afghanistan Abdul Raouf Ibrahimi who called on him here at the PM House.
While highlighting Pakistan’s vital stake in peace, stability and development in Afghanistan, the prime minister said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its brotherly ties with Afghanistan.
The prime minister said that stronger ties between the two countries would help reinforce efforts for peace and development in the region.
Recalling President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to Pakistan in December last year, the Prime Minister said that Pakistan’s focus was on enhancement in mutual trust. He said it would pave the way for deeper engagement in diverse areas of cooperation including security and counterterrorism, trade and economic development to the benefit of both the countries.
Prime Minister Sharif said that Pakistan believes that terrorism was a common enemy and both the countries- Pakistan and Afghanistan need to work together to rid of this menace. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif expressed his hope that Pakistan’s engagement in sincere and consistent efforts for promoting peace and reconciliation through an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process would ensure durable peace in Afghanistan.—APP

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