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Pakistan, Afghanistan pledge to make fresh start in relations


With their new bilateral engagement framework — Afghanistan-Pakistan.  Action arrange for Peace and commonality (APAPPS) — in situ, senior officers of Asian country and Afghanistan pledged to form a opportunityin their relations that have principally remained tense.

Afghan Deputy minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai and Pakistan’s National Security consultant retired Lt information Nasser Khan Janjua throughout their meeting united to accentuate efforts for fulfillment of APAPPS. And “take a opportunity, bridge existing gaps, build formal mechanism of cooperation altogether areas of mutual interests and take collective actions to strengthen trust between the 2 countries”.

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APAPPS became operational with the meeting of Afghan deputy FM Karzai and Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua in capital of Pakistan on Mon. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and President Ashraf Ghani last month supported the new engagement mechanism. Tasked their foreign ministers and national security officers to nail down it.

APAPPS would have six operating teams together with those on security and intelligence. The 2 problems at the core of the troubles in Pak-Afghan ties.

Senior officers of 2 countries conform to intensify efforts for fulfillment of APAPPS

The new framework relies on a group of seven principles, that embody commitments that Asian country would support the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation; the 2 countries would undertake effective actions against fugitives and therefore the unreconcilable parts move security threats to either of the 2 countries; eachcountries would deny use of their individual territory by any country, network, cluster or people for anti-state activities against either country; they might place in situ a joint oversight, coordination and confirmation mechanism through liaison officers for realisation of the united actions. There would be no public blame game and instead APAPPS cooperation mechanisms would be utilized to reply to mutual problems with competition and concerns; and dealing teams and necessary cooperation mechanism would be got wind of as per APAPPS.

Gen Janjua told adult male Karzai that APAPPS would be instrumental in transportation either side nearer.

Mr Hekmat additionally expressed the hope that APAPPS would build bilateral cooperation property and would “cover the gaps” within the relationship.

He believed that each countries would got to reverse the challenges within the ties along. information Janjua and adult male Karzai united that the 2 countries ought to separate social science from politics and economic cooperation ought to incline an opportunity to surpass political impediments.


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