Peace with Pakistan is our national agenda, says Afghan President Ghani
September 1, 2017 Share

Peace with Pakistan is our national agenda, says Afghan President Ghani

Offers ‘compre­hensiv­e negoti­ations’ to return the much-needed peace to the troubl­ed relati­onship­

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. PHOTO: REUTERS

In an apparent bid to placate Pakistan’s anger at US President Donald Trump’s statement relating with his new regional policy, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Friday that “peace with Pakistan is our national agenda”.

In his message on Eidul Azha, Ghani reached out to Pakistan, offering “comprehensive negotiations” to return the much-needed peace to the relationship between the two countries, Associated Press reported.

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Earlier this month, Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua had called on Ghani in Kabul.

They discussed bilateral relations and overall geo-strategic situation in the region.

Afghanistan routinely accuses Pakistan of harbouring Taliban militants. However, Pakistan Army recently cleansed Rajgal valley of Dai’sh terrorists, who it says had found refuge in the bordering Afghanistan.

The two countries squabble over the border that separates them. Known as the Durand Line, Afghanistan refuses to accept it as the international border. Firefights between the armies have broken out as Pakistan seeks to fence it to prevent movement of terrorists across the border.

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