26 October 2020
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Afghan Ambassador Dr Omar Zakhilwal met COAS Gen Bajwa at the General HQ amidst escalating violence in Afghanistan. Relations between the two countries had till recently been on a positive trajectory. The two neighbours also signed a new bilateral ties’ framework — called the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) — under which they agreed to discuss political and diplomatic issues and matters pertaining to economy and trade, refugee repatriation, military and intelligence cooperation. “This afternoon called on Pak Army Chief Gen Bajwa discussing regular as well as some important current issues including need for full cooperation as per APAPPS and other bilateral commitments which in turn help with our peace efforts and reduction of violence,” Ambassador Zakhilwal tweeted after his meeting. Mr Zakhilwal, a diplomatic source claimed, carried an important message from the Afghan government. The ambassador was in Kabul till yesterday. Kabul seeks full support from Pakistan in deteriorating condition in Afghanistan. (Times of Islamabad)

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