Pak-Afghan peace Jirga to be successful; says former Afghan foreign Minister


Kabul : Former Afghan Foreign Minister and Chairman Pak-Afghan Joint Peace Jirga Abdullah Abdullah Saturday expressed the confidence that the historic peace conference would prove a success and help in further promoting the bilateral ties between Pakistan and Afghanistan in the days to come.

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It would also prove a milestone in removing distrust and mistrust from both the countries about each other. Talking to APP here, Abdullah Abdullah said that the joint jirga provide an opportunity to the people of both sides of the divide to sit together to discuss the issues and problems and exchange views directly with each other.

People of both the countries eagerly wanted to achieve the desired goals from this historic event and are very serious to this effect as well, he explained.

He said he was glad to learn that President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf will attend the concluding session of the jirga on Sunday. It is also glorifying that Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz address the inaugural session on August 9, 2007 which indicates that leaders of both the countries are sincere in establishing peace and routing terrorism and extremism from their soils.

He said, this is the first opportunity that people of both the countries met and exchanged views and added that it is natural when people come closer the atmosphere of trust and mutual confidence was restored.