`Af-Pak meeting on SAARC Summit was positive`
Islamabad: Pakistan’s Foreign Office has said a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Afghan President Hamid Karzai on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit in Maldives led to a positive exchange of views.
His comments came in the wake of media speculations that Karzai had been extremely ‘chilly’ in his demeanour in the wake of Pakistan’s suspected role in the assassination of former Afghan President Professor Rabbani.
A Foreign Office spokesperson said Gilani also highlighted Pakistan’s initiatives to augment ties with Afghanistan at the meeting.
The spokesperson added that Pakistan had always demonstrated goodwill towards Afghanistan and believed that the Maldives summit would foster peaceful relations between both sides.
Gilani reiterated that Pakistan supported an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process and that his country would continue to work constructively for strengthening relations with Afghanistan.
He said Professor Rabbani’s tragic assassination constituted a setback to the peace process.
Karzai underscored the significance of Af-Pak ties at the meeting, the Daily Times reports.
Both sides agreed to implement the decisions reached at the recent Istanbul Trilateral Summit.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Will implement 'One Rank, One Pension' without fail: PM Modi
- Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar stands in a queue at Pune wedding!
- Delhi: Shakuntala Gamlin writes to LG against AAP minister
- Jharkhand's Health Minister slaps political rival in public
- One Rank, One Pension: What is complicating its implementation? Part-2
- Check CHSE orrisharesults.nic.in, chseodisha.nic.in for Class 12 (Plus Two) Result 2015
- Will ask SC if India can pursue Captain Saurabh Kalia case against Pakistan in ICJ: Sushma Swaraj
- IMD predicts thundershowers in Delhi, Punjab and UP between June 1-3
- Salman, Aamir, Shah Rukh in a film together?
- Even 100 Rahul Gandhis cannot match PM Narendra Modi's mega wave: Shiv Sena