Sunday, February, 5, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met with Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Kehar and discussed matters of mutual interest of the two countries.
The meeting also attended by Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rasoul, Deputy Minister Jawed Ludin and Afghan Ambassador in Islamabad Mohammad Umer Daudzai and focused on issues including measures to further enhance the bilateral relations, the peace process and the threat of terrorism the two nations are facing.
Mrs. Kehar said her visit to Afghanistan demonstrates her country’s gesture of a goodwill aimed at bolstering the good neighborly relations.
Minister Kehar also conveyed to President Karzai an invitation to attend the tripartite summit of Afghanistan-Pakistan and Iran scheduled to be held in mid-February in Pakistan.
Pak. Foreign Minister vowed that her country was fully supportive of the Afghanistan peace process.
Expressing the effective role of Pakistan for the peace process in Afghanistan, President Karzai said insecurity in Afghanistan and in Pakistan has inflicted great losses to the people of the two countries and caused prevention of the two national from progress.
President Karzai called the extremism in the region a harmful scourge that stands in the way of progress and stability and said it was imperative for the two countries to eliminate the roots of the problem and take practical measures in ensuring peace and security.