Afghan President, Pakistan Army Chief Discuss Cooperation In Kabul

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has met with Pakistan’s military chief Qamar Javed Bajwa in Kabul as a part of the Pakistani basic’s go to aimed toward repairing the strained ties between the neighboring states.

“Each side mentioned regional safety, bilateral relations, the battle in opposition to terrorism, commerce, and transit,” the Afghan presidential workplace stated on October 1.

An announcement quoted Ghani as calling for sensible steps towards creating an environment of belief between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Bilateral relations have lengthy been tense, with the perimeters accusing one another of housing terrorist teams that launch assaults on the neighboring nation.

Forward of Bajwa’s first go to to Afghanistan since he took up the put up almost a yr in the past, the Pakistani army stated he would additionally meet with Afghanistan’s army management.

The go to comes after the White Home just lately unveiled a technique to attempt to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan after almost 16 years of struggle.

An necessary element of the brand new technique is a menace to withdraw assist and different help for Pakistan if the nation doesn’t shut down what U.S. officers stated are Afghan Taliban “protected havens” on its territory.

Islamabad has denied that it’s providing “protected havens” to extremist teams, with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi warning that Pakistan was “not ready to be anybody’s scapegoat.”

In his handle earlier than the UN Common Meeting on September 20, Abbasi stated, “Taliban ‘protected havens’ are situated not in Pakistan, however within the massive tracts of territory managed by the Taliban in Afghanistan.”

Abassi additionally stated Islamabad was able to work with Kabul to “finish all cross-border assaults,” and that it’s going to proceed pursuing its home struggle in opposition to terrorists.

With reporting by AP and dpa

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