September 23, 2018

Pakistan’s foreign minister off to Kabul for the talks with Afghan officials

By Khaama Press - Sat Sep 15 2018, 9:50 am

The Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi left for Kabul on Saturday morning to meet with the Afghan officials.

“Foreign Minister Qureshi left for Kabul on his first foreign visit abroad underlining  the importance government  attaches to work closely with Afghanistan for regional peace and stability,” Pakistan’s foreign ministry spokesman Dr. Mohammad Faisal said.

He also added that “Successful outcome of the visit will lead future efforts to enhance bilateral cooperation under bilateral frameworks of cooperation including APAPPS, APTTCA, JEC etc.”

The Afghan officials are saying that Kabul would seek Islamabad’s cooperation in taking practical steps regarding its commitments.

The officials of the two countries will likely hold talks regarding the recent diplomatic issues surrounding the closure of the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad city.

The Pakistani Embassy in Kabul announced earlier this month that the consulate of the country in Jalalabad city has been closed over the alleged interference of Nangarhar’s governor.

However, the governor of Nangarhar Hayatullah Hayat rejected the allegations regarding the interferences in the affairs of Pakistan’s consulate, emphasizing that joint efforts had been launched in close coordination with the Consulate of Pakistan to resolve issues surrounding the visas issuance, mainly involving disorder and briberies.

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