Afghan and Pak Officials to Meet Under APAPPS Format

Senior officials from Afghanistan and Pakistan are set to hold talks on Monday under a bilateral arrangement to improve cooperation in different fields.

The Afghan side will be 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.

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