Zardari, Karzai review bilateral ties

The two leaders met on the sidelines of Quadrilateral Summit of Tajikistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Russia.

Islamabad: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai have reviewed bilateral relations and the regional situation, it was reported here.

The two leaders met in Tajikistan capital Dushanbe on the sidelines of the third Quadrilateral Summit of Tajikistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Russia.

Zardari and Karzai exchanged views on the situation in Afghanistan, geo-strategic scenario after the withdrawal of the US troops from Afghanistan, bilateral cooperation in fighting the menace of narco-trade, extremism and terrorism.

Zardari, who arrived in Dushanbe on Thursday, assured Karzai that Pakistan was supportive of the Afghan-led peace process, reported Associated Press of Pakistan.

He said that Pakistan was committed to supporting Afghanistan in restoring peace and strengthening its institutional capabilities.

The Pakistani President said that his country wishes to see a stable, peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan which was also in its own interest.


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