ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning Dr. Moeed Yusuf chaired a Session of Pakistan-Afghanistan Track-II Dialogue where the peace process in Afghanistan was discussed.
An Afghan delegation arrived in Islamabad amidst signs of improving relations between the two Countries.
Chairing the Session, Dr. Moeed said that Pakistan and Afghanistan are neighboring Countries with shared interests. He said that Pakistan has an unwavering belief that economic prosperity for both nations is interlinked.
Dr. Moeed affirmed Pakistan’s support for an economically thriving Afghanistan and reiterated Prime Minister Imran Khan’s belief that there is no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan.
The Special Assistant mentioned that Pakistan is working on an economic security agenda which consists of three pillars: connectivity, development partnerships, and peace within the region and beyond.
Dr. Moeed Yusuf added that peace in Afghanistan is vital for connectivity with Central Asia, from which both the countries will prosper.
In addition, he highlighted the steps being taken by Pakistan to strengthen economic relations and people-to-people exchanges comprising of visa facilitation, enhancing trade, and assisting transit for the welfare of Afghan people by creating two border markets at Kurram and Chitral.
The Afghan delegation appreciated Pakistan’s efforts to ensure peace and stability in Afghanistan.
The meeting conveyed a great deal of hope for further progress in trade relations and people-to-people contact between the two Countries.