Islamabad: The Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Thursday said both Afghanistan and Pakistan were victims of terrorism and that there was a need for close cooperation between the two countries to fight this common threat. Asif made these remarks when he visited the Afghan Embassy in Islamabad to convey condolences over the recent terrorist attacks in Kabul resulting in the loss of precious human lives, infrastructure and a number of people.
“Pakistan strongly condemns terrorism in all forms and manifestations,” Khawaja Asif said.
The minister said it was encouraging that a high-level Afghan delegation which visited Islamabad yesterday had productive talks with Pakistan side and it was agreed to work together to strengthen mutual trust and bilateral engagement.
While agreeing with the foreign minister about the need for strengthening bilateral engagement, the Afghan envoy said that the cooperation should be focused on upholding our mutual commitment for not letting use of our respective soils against each other.Asif stresses on Pak-Afghan close cooperation to fight terrorism.
Earlier the Afghan ambassador Hazrat Omer Zakhilwal received the foreign minister upon his arrival at the embassy. Khawaja Asif signed the condolence book and offered Fateha for those who have lost their lives. He also expressed sincere wishes for the early recovery of the injured. The Afghan ambassador Hazrat Omer Zakhilwal thanked the foreign minister for his condolences over the recent brutal terrorist attacks in Afghanistan.