Important progress reported in Pakistan Afghanistan high level dialogues over peace process

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Important progress reported in Pakistan Afghanistan high level dialogues over peace process

KABUL - Important progress reported in Pakistan Afghanistan high level dialogues over peace process.

Afghan officials and Pakistan’s deputies ministers attended the second review meeting of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) in Kabul on Monday, discussing counterterrorism, the expansion of bilateral economic cooperation, security cooperation, refugees, and the Afghan peace process through five working groups.

The first review meeting of the APAPPS was held in Islamabad last year, TOLO News has reported.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mirwais Nab at a press conference on Monday said Pakistan's fence-building along the Durand Line, and shelling by Pakistani forces, were shared with Pakistani officials at today’s meeting in Kabul.

He said Pakistan announced its support of the Afghan-owned peace process.

“The government of Pakistan reiterated its support for the Afghan-led peace process and to an Afghanistan that never returns to dark days,” Nab said.

He added that the problems of Afghan refugees in Pakistan were discussed, as well as strengthening Kabul-Islamabad relations, trade and transit issues, and the peace process.

“We agreed to expand relations of the two countries not only at the bilateral level but with trilateral and multilateral mechanisms,” he said.

Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood led the Pakistan delegation, which is comprised of senior officials, according to Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Ministry.