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 Pakistan and Afghanistan agree to intensify joint efforts to exchange intelligence and enhance closer cooperation in the wake of recent terrorist incidents in Afghanistan

Pakistan and Afghanistan agree to intensify joint efforts to exchange intelligence and enhance closer cooperation in the wake of recent terrorist incidents in Afghanistan

 Pakistan and Afghanistan agree to intensify joint efforts to exchange intelligence and enhance closer cooperation in the wake of recent terrorist incidents in Afghanistan

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KABUL, Nov 19 (APP): Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to intensify joint efforts to exchange intelligence and enhance closer cooperation in the wake of recent terrorist incidents in Afghanistan. Addressing a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace here on Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani reiterated their commitment to take immediate steps for peace and stability in Afghanistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is visiting Kabul for the first time on a visit to Afghanistan, met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to discuss further strengthening bilateral ties, the inter-Afghan peace process and regional economic development.
Prime Minister Imran Khan assured the Afghan government of Pakistan's full support for a ceasefire and cooperation in ending the violence in Afghanistan. The prime minister said he wanted to know how Pakistan could help Afghanistan. He assured the Afghan president that he would provide full support to reduce the violence. The Prime Minister expressed concern over the rising incidence of violence in Afghanistan and supported the establishment of committees comprising representatives of the two governments for mutual discussion. Prime Minister Imran Khan thanked Afghan President Ashraf Ghani for inviting him to visit Afghanistan and expressed confidence that it would help further strengthen relations between the two countries.
He said that Pakistan and Afghanistan have historical ties and fraternal ties. He mentioned the 60's and 70's when Kabul and Pasharan were the favorite places for citizens of both countries. Prime Minister Imran Khan lamented that the citizens of Afghanistan have been facing violence for the past four decades. He said that Pakistan was also very concerned about the situation as its tribal areas were affected by the situation. "The purpose of my visit at this particular time is to send a message that Pakistan wants peace in Afghanistan," he said. He said that Pakistan was the best way to ensure prosperity and connectivity in Afghanistan and the region as a whole.
He said close co-operation between the two countries' committees and intelligence agencies would help find effective solutions for peace and stability. He said that Pakistan played an important role in the inter-Afghan dialogue. The Prime Minister expressed concern over the escalation of violence despite the Qatar Peace Accord and said that we would help meet the Afghan government's expectations for confidence building. Earlier, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani welcomed Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit, calling it important for building trust and co-operation. "Our common focus will be on poverty alleviation and empowering our people," he said.
Ashraf Ghani said that the Prime Minister of Pakistan has come to Pakistan with an important message to help end the violence. He said that under the framework of joint cooperation, lasting peace is essential for a comprehensive ceasefire. "Everyone needs to understand that political dialogue is the solution, not violence," he said. He said that the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan has laid the foundation of trust today and we will continue our journey for lasting peace. He also announced an early visit to Pakistan at the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The Afghan President said that in the meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan, both sides agreed that the honor of the Holy Prophet is part of the faith of every Muslim and the world should refrain from negative statements in the name of freedom of expression. Will

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