Regional stability linked with peace in Afghanistan: Fatemi

Source:  INP Published in Foreign Affairs on Thursday, March 24, 2016

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi has said that stability in the region is directly linked with restoration of peace in Afghanistan.

Fatemi stated this while talking to the Director General Southeast and South West Asian Affairs Department of Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kazuya Nashida and Deputy Special Representative of Japan for Afghanistan and Pakistan Katsuhiko Takahashi who called on him here on Thursday.


Speaking on the occasion, Fatemi reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to continue to contribute towards facilitating an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation process. He underscored that Pakistan regarded Japan as an important friend and development partner and the two countries enjoyed excellent cooperation in diverse fields.


He highlighted the prime minister’s policy of peaceful neighborhood and non-interference in the region. He reiterated Pakistan’s desire to build a constructive and trust-based relationship with all its neighbours.


The two Japanese Envoys stressed that Japan attached great importance to its relations with Pakistan and would continue to explore ways to further strengthen the existing bilateral ties between the two sides.


They also appreciated Pakistan’s role in promoting peace and stability in the region, in line with its policy for a peaceful neighbourhood.