PM expresses satisfaction over army chief's visit to Afghanistan

Published: March 2, 2015
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: PID

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: PID

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday expressed satisfaction over increased security cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan, stating that the visits of the army chief have proved to be helpful in streamlining important matters.

The premier, while speaking to Ambassador of Afghanistan to Pakistan Janan Mosazai, said relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan have been undergoing a qualitative transformation since the new government took over last year.

He was pleased to note that the first meeting of the Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Business Council would be taking place in the next few weeks to attract international investors to both countries.

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“Pakistan hopes the process of peace talks within Afghanistan would speed up and reach a successful conclusion soon,” the prime minister said.

Ambassador Mosazai said Afghanistan is highly appreciative of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s vision of peaceful coexistence with all neighbouring countries.

He informed the premier of there being a strong domestic consensus in Afghanistan on peace efforts these days.

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Nawaz also approved the appointment of a focal person for following up the implementation on the decisions taken during inter-ministerial meetings between the two countries, on a daily basis. A similar focal person would be appointed from the Afghan side as well.

Further, matters relating to the Afghan Transit Trade and CASA 1000 power transmission project also came under discussion during the meeting.

Avalanche in Afghanistan

Upon learning about the devastating avalanche in Afghanistan, the premier told the ambassador that Pakistan would be happy to provide further assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

Nawaz added that he was deeply troubled upon learning about the devastating avalanches in Afghanistan.

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The ambassador thanked the government of Pakistan for providing generous support to Afghanistan in the form of relief supplies in the wake of the destruction caused by the recent avalanches.

He also thanked PM Nawaz for sending a message of solidarity to the president of Afghanistan during this hour of grief.

“Pakistan stands with its brotherly neighbouring country in this hour of need,” Nawaz said.

The ambassador also conveyed Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s best regards to the Prime Minister.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • A-No.1
    Mar 2, 2015 - 5:05PM

    The real power is visiting and being received with due reverence. Get real

  • Raisani
    Mar 2, 2015 - 5:06PM

    thanks pm for showing satisfaction, but even if u didn’t show, I mean who cares?Recommend

  • Mar 2, 2015 - 5:24PM

    PM’s statements are so dull and dreary that one can feel the boredom. The man that matters has taken up the cudgel and that’s what matters. SalamsRecommend

  • Blithe
    Mar 2, 2015 - 10:10PM

    Apparently you care enough up make a chide comment Recommend

  • Blithe
    Mar 2, 2015 - 10:12PM

    The army is part of the govt.
    Please don’t create needless fissures.

    Understand what democracy means and learn to live in the 21st century with the civilized world . Recommend

  • Raisani
    Mar 2, 2015 - 11:15PM

    lol, i made a chide comment on Shareef but it hurt you, i will be careful next time that it goes easy with u. :-)Recommend

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