Pak-Afghan ties improving: Afghan FM

MUNICH: Foreign Minister Zalmay Rasul said ties were improving with Pakistan and curbing terrorism and militancy is a difficult task.

In an interview with foreign news agency, improving ties with neighboring countries is top priority of Afghan government. Terrorism issue could not be resolved without mutual efforts among the countries of the region.

“We are in the phase of trust-building, confidence-building between Afghanistan and Pakistan,” he said.

He said a secure, peaceful and democratic Afghanistan was no threat to Pakistan. “The Pakistan too was suffering militant violence.

“So we have started a deep strategic discussion and we will continue to do it.It is a beginning,” Rasul said.

Afghanistan will not pay bribes to persuade Taliban footsoldiers to stop fighting, but will help them to reintegrate into Afghan society and find jobs, Zalmay added.

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