In a first, Afghanistan seems on right track with Pakistan

In a first, Afghanistan seems on right track with Pakistan

KABUL - Afghan government leaders are optimistic about the implementation of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) and that it will help to ease tension between Kabul and Islamabad.

The Presidential Palace said the president’s recent talks with Pakistani military officials, including his meeting with Pakistan’s Army Chief General Qamar Javid Bajwa on Monday in Kabul, have been effective.

“Effective and important talks with Pakistan helps us to find logical solutions for historical and fundamental problems,” President Ashraf Ghani’s deputy spokesman Shahussain Murtazawi said.

According to government, the difference between Monday’s meeting and previous meetings was that the two sides agreed not to repeat “mistaken” politics.

“Mr. Bajwa clearly said that the continuance of mistaken politics is neither in Afghanistan nor in Pakistan’s favor and politics should change in line with cases,” said Omid Maisam, deputy spokesman for Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah.

“Priorities should be defined when Pakistan wants to help us in peace and security. It should be defined as to what Pakistan wants and what Afghanistan wants from Pakistan,” said Mirza Mohammad Yarmand, the former deputy minister of interior.