Top Afghan delegation arrives in Pakistan for key talks

Top Afghan delegation arrives in Pakistan for key talks

*ISLAMABAD: **Top Afghan delegation led by deputy foreign minister arrives in Pakistan for key talks.*

*Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Idress Zaman along with a delegation on Monday reached Islamabad to attend first review session of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS).*

According to the details, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood will lead the Pakistan delegation while the visiting dignitary Idress Zaman will lead the Afghan side.

The forum was established in May last year to provide a comprehensive and structured framework for institutional bilateral engagement between Pakistan and Afghanistan in diverse areas of cooperation.

The mechanism works through five working groups’ namely politico-diplomatic, military-to-military coordination, intelligence cooperation, economic and refugees.

The inaugural session of APAPPS was held in Kabul on 22 July last year, where the two sides had agreed to synergize efforts to enhance bilateral cooperation and build trust.