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Afghan terms talks with Pakistan 'substantive, constructive'

IANS  |  Islamabad 

Ambassador to Omar Zakhilwal on Thursday said the high-level Afghanistan-meeting a day earlier, hosted by the British in London, has concluded positively.

The envoy said in a statement that the aim of the meeting was to discuss and agree on a mechanism for genuine bilateral cooperation on fighting terrorism, steps and measures to improve the current tense bilateral relations and mutual trust.

Terming the discussions "substantive, constructive, forward-looking and result-oriented", he said the success of this important meeting would be judged by the common people of the two countries.

"We are positive that the implementation of the mechanism we agreed upon can inject the needed trust and confidence for constructive forward looking state-to-state relations and cooperation," he said.

Britain hosted the trilateral meeting in on Wednesday to discuss the border tensions between and

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and National Security Adviser Haneef Atmar met with National Security Adviser of Britain Mark Lyall Grant to sort out the differences between the two neighbouring countries.

shut down the border after series of terror incidents last month claimed lives of more than a hundred people and injured scores others.



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First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 20:52 IST