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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reiterates importance of peaceful and stable Afghanistan

Islamabad, November 21, 2013 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has reiterated that Pakistan gives great importance to a peaceful and stable Afghanistan. He said this while talking to a delegation of Afghan High Peace Council (HPC) headed by Chairman H.E. Salahuddin Rabani that called on the Prime Minister here today.

Prime Minister also underscored Pakistan’s resolve to continue to extend all possible facilitation for the Afghan peace and reconciliation process. He further said that Pakistan has always supported a peaceful, stable and united Afghanistan and that Pakistan is playing a constructive and positive role to facilitate an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation process.

The visiting Afghan High Peace Council delegation thanked the Prime Minister for his efforts to bring peace and stability in Afghanistan. Chairman HPC, H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani briefed the Prime Minister regarding progress made in peace process till now.

Mr. Rabbani further said that People of Afghanistan are eagerly waiting for the Prime Minister of Pakistan to visit Afghanistan, which would provide momentum to peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

The visiting Afghan delegation also included Secretary General HPC Mr. Masoom Stanekzai and Member HPC Mr. Asadullah Wafa. During the meeting Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, Advisor to PM Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Special Assistant to PM Mr. Tariq Fatemi, Foreign Secretary Mr. Jalil Abbas Jilani, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Mr. Muhammad Sadiq and Secretary to PM Mr. Javed Aslam were present.

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