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‘Afghanistan, Pakistan peace & prosperity are inter-linked’

KABUL: Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani telephoned his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday.
Expressing the greetings and best wishes of the government and people of Afghanistan for Pakistan, Rabbani said that he looked forward to strengthening ties between the two countries, Pakistan’s foreign ministry said in a statement.
For his part, Qureshi reiterated that as close neighbors, peace and prosperity of the two countries are interlinked. He also highlighted the need to work together for achieving lasting regional peace.
Both sides appreciated improvement in relations since the launch of Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Stability process in May 2018, according to the statement.
The two leaders agreed that the next round of APAPPS would be soon held in Islamabad. They also welcomed the holding of joint Pak-Afghan Ulema Conference in Islamabad, the dates of which are being finalized, the statement said.
During the call, Minister Rabbani extended an invitation to his counterpart to visit Afghanistan at an early date, which he accepted.
The Kabul Times

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