Pakistan has underscored the need for close partnership with UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan to advance shared goals of peace and development in that country.

This was conveyed by Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi during their meetings with UN Special Representative for Afghanistan Nicholas Haysom in Islamabad today.

The Special Representative was apprised about improvement in Pak-Afghan relations with special emphasis on counter-terrorism cooperation, trade and economic development.

Sartaj Aziz and Tariq Fatemi also welcomed the renewed prospects of intra-Afghan reconciliation and reaffirmed Pakistan’s resolve to facilitate the process in all possible manners.

Ambassador Haysom acknowledged Pakistan’s pivotal role in peace and stability in Afghanistan.

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