Alert Sign Dear reader, online ads enable us to deliver the journalism you value. Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on Dawn.com.

Alert Sign Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience

.

Pak-Afghan talks reject third country supremacy

Afghan-Parliamentary-670
Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf meets member of an Afghan Parliamentary delegation. — Photo by Dawn

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians from Pakistan and Afghanistan agreed on Wednesday there should not be supremacy of any third country in the region before and after the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan in 2014.

In a joint declaration adopted at the conclusion of the seventh round of two-day bilateral parliamentary dialogue facilitated by the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency, they said the leadership role of any third country was not needed in the region.

“The two countries must work together to convert challenges into opportunities,” they said, noting that the prospect of Nato pullout offered opportunities and posed challenged for their countries.

The parliamentarians urged the two governments to initiate proposals for setting up a South Asian parliament.