Pakistan's Defense Minister Naveed Qamar, left, and visiting Afghanistan's Defense Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi pose for photographers prior to their meeting in Islamabad. -AP Photo

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister, Syed Naveed Qamar on Tuesday said that Pakistan wants sustainable peace in Afghanistan and the region.

“We have fought a war on terror and we intend to see a peaceful Afghanistan,” he said while talking to Afghan Defence Minister, General Bismillah Khan Mohammadi who called on him at his office.

"Pakistan has always given importance to its ties with Afghanistan... we have to work towards improving security at the Pak-Afghan border in a collective manner," said Qamar.

The defence minister added that Pakistan fully supports the Afghan-led peace process.

General Mohammadi who, along with a high-level five members delegation, is on a visit to Pakistan, said that his country considers Pakistan a brotherly state.

He said that Afghanistan fully acknowledges Pakistan's role in the fight against terrorism and the sacrifices made in this regard.

Both ministers agreed that a peaceful Afghanistan is in the best interest of the two countries and the region.

During his visit, General Mohammadi had meetings with top military officials and discussed matters of bilateral importance between the two countries.

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