Pakistan, Afghanistan vow to work together to eliminate terrorism

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: Pakistan and Afghanistan have vowed to work together to eliminate common threat of terrorism.

In a meeting held in Rawalpindi on Wednesday, the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif held discussion with focus on regional security with particular reference to the security situation and peace process in Afghanistan.

While acknowledging the need to undertake confidence-building measures in order to engender trust, both dignitaries agreed to further enhance mutual relations by enhancing the ongoing Pak-Afghan security cooperation.

The Afghan president while emphasizing on the need of enhancing bilateral relations between both countries, vowed to work together to eliminate common threat of terrorism.

The president acknowledged the successes achieved by Pakistan in war against terror.

In his remarks, the COAS assured continued full support to the Afghan president for intelligence sharing, operational coordination and reconciliation process for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

“We are committed to work together with Afghanistan on the basis of mutual interest and respect,” he said according to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

“We should pursue a strategic relationship that is enduring and enhances the security and concomitant prosperity of both brotherly countries,” COAS emphasized.