Deputy Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mr. Idrees Zaman met with the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Mr. Shah Mehmood Qureshi, as announced in a statement by Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The two sides discussed expansion of diplomatic, economic and security relations as well as strengthening trade between the two countries and the issues of the Afghan refugees.
Meanwhile, on Monday it was announced that senior officials from Afghanistan and Pakistan are set to hold talks under a bilateral arrangement to improve cooperation in different fields.
The Afghan side is represented and led by Deputy Foreign Minister Idrees Zaman and Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood will be leading the Pakistan delegation at the first review session of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS).
“The forthcoming session will provide the two sides an opportunity to review progress made under this framework since the inaugural session and to exchange views on further collaboration in agreed areas of cooperation,” the Foreign Office said in a statement.
There are five working groups in the format on politico-diplomatic ties; military-to-military coordination; intelligence cooperation; economic cooperation and refugees’ problem.
The inaugural session of APAPPS was held in Kabul on July 22, 2018.