ISLAMABAD: Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Janan Mosazai has said relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan hold key importance for both the countries.
“It is important to advance the goals of mutual cooperation on a state level," he said while addressing the two-day dialogue titled “Pakistan –Afghanistan Track 1.5 and II Beyond Boundaries Project” in Islamabad on Monday.
“Enhancing people to people relations is a priority of relations with Pakistan.”
The envoy declared his government’s support to the project, and underpinned the need to build on the commonalities that exist between the two nations.
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Federal Minister for Commerce and Industry Khurram Dastagir also spoke on the occasion, saying it was Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s strong desire to end years of hostility between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
“There is a need to steer the stakeholders towards negotiations,” he said, adding “it is important to bring together media people from both the countries to help improve the perceptions of each other.”
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British High Commissioner to Pakistan Phillip Barton said the British government was happy to support the initiative.
The delegates will finalise their peace recommendations on Tuesday.
The Beyond Boundaries project comprises two working groups, Regional Security Group, and Civil Society and Youth Group, aimed at facilitating and promoting people-to-people contact between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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