ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser on Tuesday said Pakistan desires a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan.
“Peaceful Afghanistan is in the interest of entire region,” he said while talking to Afghan Ambassador Designate to Pakistan Shukrullah Atif Mashal, who called on him in Islamabad.
The speaker said parliamentary diplomacy between Pakistan and Afghanistan will help strengthen relations and remove misunderstandings between the two neighboring countries.
He said parliamentarians of both the countries can play a pivotal role in bringing the two nations close to each other. He said Pak-Afghan trade will benefit both the countries.
Qaiser said Pakistan desires to further strengthen trade and economic relations with the neighboring country.
Asad Qaiser said Pak-Afghan relations are deep rooted in common faith, culture and strong bonds of brotherhood.
He said there is great love and affection between the peoples on both sides of the border.
The speaker said Pakistan is striving for durable peace in Afghanistan with the cooperation of regional and international partners.
In his remarks, Shukrullah Atif Mashal said his country gives great importance to close and cordial relations with Pakistan. He said Afghanistan values the efforts being made by Pakistan for regional peace and security.
He said the way Pakistan hosted millions of Afghan refugees is appreciable.