Pakistan supports Afghan-owned peace process in Afghanistan: PM Abbasi

Pakistan supports Afghan-owned peace process in Afghanistan: PM Abbasi

ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has reiterated Pakistan's support to an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

Talking to Afghan Ambassador Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, who called on him in Islamabad today, he underlined importance of institutional interaction and high level exchanges to enhance bilateral trade, economic cooperation and transit of Afghan goods through Pakistan.

He also stressed the need for deepening connectivity between the two countries and expediting ongoing regional projects including TAPI and CASA1000.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi strongly condemned suicide blast at a shrine in Kabul today in which many precious lives were lost while a number of people got injured.

He expressed Pakistan's solidarity with the government and people of Afghanistan over this brutal act of terrorism. The Afghan Ambassador appreciated Prime Minister's reaffirmation of Pakistan's support for strengthening of bilateral relations while conveying that President Ashraf Ghani and Afghan leadership also desired meaningful engagement with Pakistan in all areas of interaction.

They also discussed bilateral relations and efforts for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan. APP/AFP