Pakistan, Afghanistan desirous to work for peace and development

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ISLAMABAD, Jun 29 (APP): Pakistan and Afghanistan Wednesday
expressed desire to work with each other for peace and development in
the region and for making efforts for well being of people of both countries.

Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar during a meeting with Ambassador of Afghanistan, Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal here, reiterated
Pakistan’s resolve to forge cordial bilateral relations with the
brotherly Islamic country with particular focus on building up economic cooperation, enhancing trade and promoting communication linkages.

He said that both countries could play their due role in developing regional connectivity which would help open up the way to greater economic opportunities.

The Minister emphasized the need to streamline movement of people across the border saying it would in turn facilitate trade and economic activities.

On the occasion, Afghan Ambassador on the occasion described the recent incidents at the Pak-Afghan border as unfortunate and expressed that the two countries would continue to maintain close contacts with a view to prevent such happenings.

During the meeting both sides expressed the mutual desire for
working together for peace and development in the region and for making efforts for well being of people of both countries.