No big breakthrough but 7 points agenda agreed in Pak Afghan state to state talks

No big breakthrough but 7 points agenda agreed in Pak Afghan state to state talks

KABUL - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi held talks in Kabul on Friday where they agreed to seven key principles to finalize Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS), TOLO News has reported.

The two leaders agreed to the following:

1. Pakistan to support the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation,

2. The two countries to undertake effective action against fugitives and irreconcilable elements posing security threats to either of the two countries,

3. Both countries commit to deny use of their respective territories by any country, network, group or individuals for anti-state activities against either country,

4. To put in place a joint supervision, coordination and confirmation mechanism through Liaison Officers (LOs) for the realization of the agreed actions.

5. The two countries commit to avoid territorial and aerial violations of each other’s territory,

6. The two countries to avoid public blame games and instead use APAPPS cooperation mechanisms to respond to mutual issues of contention and concerns, and

7. Establish Working Groups and necessary cooperation mechanisms as per APAPPS for full implementation of the APAPPS and the above, mutually reinforcing principles.

The two leaders met on Friday at the Presidential Palace and discussed relations between the two countries, the fight against terrorism, regional connection, Afghan-led peace talks, violations along the Durand Line, return of Afghan refugees, construction of railroad projects, prisoner exchange programs and the APAPPS, the Presidential Palace said in a statement.