Nawaz, Karzai agree on continuing peace talks

Nawaz, Karzai agree on continuing peace talks

KABUL: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday agreed to continue peace talks and discussed issues of mutual interest.
The prime minister and Afghan president had a telephonic conversation and discussed bilateral relations and continuation of bilateral talks between Afghanistan and Pakistan and tri-lateral talks among Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey.
According to Afghan news agency BNA, the two leaders agreed that these talks are held in Ankara, Turkey in the near future.
During his visit to Pakistan last year, Karzai had sought Pakistan’s help for the troubled reconciliation process and pressed his Pakistani interlocutors for making restoration of peace and stability in Afghanistan a priority in the bilateral agenda. The upshot of the visit was renewal of political contacts between the two countries after months of acrimony and estrangement.

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