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Pak, Afghan FMs review progress on transit trade agreement

September 26, 2012


Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.—File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and her Afghan counterpart Zalmay Rassoul on Wednesday met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York to review progress on the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA).

A statement by the Foreign Office said the two foreign ministers also discussed the issue of cross-border infiltration and resultant shelling, and the importance of working closely to effectively address border management issues.

According to a press release by the Foreign Office in New York, Foreign Minister Khar underlined the importance of peace and stability in Afghanistan, reiterating Pakistan’s full support for an Afghan-owned, Afghan-driven, and Afghan-led reconciliation process.