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Pakistan calls Kabul to engage in cooperation, refrain from blame game

Pakistan calls Kabul to engage in  cooperation, refrain from blame game
February 03, 2018

KABUL: Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua says both Pakistan and Afghanistan should engage in concrete cooperation instead of resorting to blame game.

She made these remarks during meeting of Pak-Afghan joint working groups in Kabul today (Saturday). The foreign secretary strongly condemned recent terror attacks in Kabul and offered joint investigation into the attacks, Radio Pakistan reported.

During the meeting, Pakistan also urged the Afghan government to take action against anti-Pakistan terrorists. Pakistani side also emphasized the need for strengthening border management on the Afghan side.

Earlier, Pakistani delegation headed by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua arrived in Kabul for talks with the Afghan authorities. In his remarks on the twitter, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal expressed the confidence that the first meeting of Pak-Afghan joint working groups will help further solidify bilateral relations between the two countries.

The talks are expected to focus on security, countering terrorism, intelligence sharing and cooperation in the realm of trade and economy.

Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua will lead the Pakistani delegation. Pakistan had proposed five joint working groups, which focus on ensuring comprehensive engagement for countering terrorism, intelligence sharing, military, economy, trade and transit interaction, refugee repatriation and connectivity.


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