February 07, 2023

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Meets with Prime Minister

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Meets with Prime Minister

KABUL, Oct. 24 – Afghanistan’s Islamic Emirate’s prime minister, Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund met with a delegation led by Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

Amid the meeting held in the presidential palace, the two sides discussed ways to increase economic cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan, resume civil flights between Kabul and Islamabad, and to extend the operation of Pakistan: Chaman-Spin Boldak, Torkham and Ghulam Khan (Khost) border crossings to 24 hours. They talked about reducing tariffs on Afghan exports, providing facilities to Afghan travelers and resuming work on incomplete projects funded by Pakistan.

The Afghan delegation stressed that work on the CASA-1000 energy project, Mazar-i-Sharif-Kabul-Peshawar railway line should be sped up and the Pakistani side should find solutions to the current problems in the transit sector.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the Foreign Minister of Pakistan said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had set a deadline for the delegation to resolve the issues through bilateral agreements.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said: “The presence of officials and experts from all walks of life and sectors in our delegation shows that Pakistan is serious about resolving economic and political problems with Afghanistan.”

The Prime Minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, saw the relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan as historic and said he hoped Pakistan would prove its commitment in practice.

Toward the meeting, the bilateral committees fully discussed all the details for the complete solution of the stated problems in the economic, political and military sectors.

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