KHYBER: Pakistan felicitated its neighbouring country Afghanistan on its 99th Independence Day on Sunday.
“Pakistan congratulates the people and government of Afghanistan on their 99th Independence Day,” Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal wrote on Twitter.
“We extend our sincere wishes for peace, prosperity, stability, economic development and long term prosperity of the brotherly country,” he added.
Separately, on the directives of IG Frontier Corps and Eleven Core authorities, FC Wing Commander Lt-Col Umair Khan and Captain Haris presented gifts and sweets to Afghan security officials deputed at the Torkham border in Khyber district.
Over the course of time, Islamabad and Kabul have experienced stable and rocky relationships.
Earlier this year, the neighbouring nations agreed on seven principals under the Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) initiative to help eliminate terrorism and achieve peace, stability, prosperity and development.
The initiative provides a framework to strengthen mutual trust and deepen interaction in all spheres of bilateral engagements. It is also a mechanism for finding solutions to bilateral areas of concern.