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Afghan Ambassador Calls On Speaker NA
Thursday, 15th June, 2017

Islamabad, June 15, 2017: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan is in the vital interest of Pakistan and the region. He further said that Pakistan believes in mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of its neighbors.He was speaking to Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, who called on him at Parliament House, Islamabad on Thursday.

The Speaker expressed his desire for enhancing the existing bilateral and parliamentary relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan. He added that by active engagement of parliamentarians of the two countries, bilateral relations would further improve and strengthened. Pakistan and Afghanistan are the victims of terrorism and extremism; therefore, both the nations should devise a joint strategy and closer cooperation to eliminate terrorism, he said.

Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic said that Pakistan and Afghanistan underlined the need to enhance cooperation to strengthen their relations. He said that both the nations are confronting common threats which need to be addressed jointly.

He highlighted the need for comprehensive engagement and collective dialogue as highly imperative for harmonious relations. He said that Pak-Afghan relations are deep rooted in stronger people-to-people contact, cultural affinities and shared interests.