Zakhilwal, Gen. Bajwa talk normalisation of ties

ZAKHIWALPESHAWAR: Afghanistan’s Ambassador Dr Omar Zakhilwal on Wednesday met Pakistan Army Chief Gen. Qamar Bajwa on normalisation of bilateral relations.

“Today, I met Pakis­tan’s COAS for follow-up discussions on a range of issues, contributing to bilateral tension and how to go about resolving (them),” the ambassador tweeted.

The Inter-Services Public Relations, the army’s media wing, confirmed the meeting. In a brief statement, it said the discussions were focused on security situation and Durand Line management.

Wednesday’s meeting was a follow-up to discussions between operation chiefs of Pakistani and Afghan militaries on May 11 in Rawalpindi. The commanders had agreed to make efforts for building cooperative relations.

US acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia and acting Special Represen­tative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Alice Wells is arriving in Islamabad on Thursday. Afghanistan is high on her agenda.

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