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Afghan, Pakistani Delegations Agree to Hold Next Meeting in Islamabad

(Last Updated On: February 3, 2018)

A delegation of senior Pakistani officials on Saturday visited Kabul and discussed on range of bilateral issues with Afghan counterparts.

The Pakistani delegation comprising senior civilian and military officials led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua visited Kabul as part of Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity. 

The delegation has offered a joint investigation into the recent terrorist attacks in Kabul.

A spokesman for the ministry of foreign affairs of Afghanistan, Shekib Mustaghni said that the Pakistani delegation has launched probing the documents given by the Afghan delegation on their trip to Islamabad.

 “They [Pakistani delegation] pledged to jointly probe the recent attacks with Afghanistan,” Mustaghni said.  

The Foreign Ministry in a joint statement, meanwhile said that the two sides agreed to hold next meeting on February ninth and 10th in Islamabad for more talks.

The Pakistani delegation’s visit comes a day after high-ranking Afghan government officials visited Islamabad to discuss on the recent deadly attacks in Kabul and other provinces.

Intelligence Chief Masoom Stanikzai and Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak told reporters last week that they have shared documents and evidences with Pakistani officials over the involvement of the Pakistan-based Taliban figures in the recent attacks.

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