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Pakistan, Afghanistan end talks on counter-terrorism

IANS  |  Islamabad 

and had "good discussions" after they concluded two-day talks on important issues on Saturday, an said.

The talks in took place under the Afghanistan-Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) - a joint action plan for cooperation in the key areas of counter-terrorism and reduction of violence, peace and reconciliation, refugees' repatriation and joint economic development, Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

This was the second round of APAPPS in a week that reflects determination of both sides to pursue policy of engagement despite differences over certain issues.

The first round was held in on February 3 following the deadliest Taliban-claimed attacks in on January 20 and January 27, which had killed nearly 125 people and injured over 250. Pakistan had offered joint investigation into the Kabul's attacks that had blamed on the Haqqani Network.

seemed upbeat at the discussions. "Pakistan-talks. Two days of good discussions. Some agreements. Further work required," he wrote on his

However, the said no progress was made on counter-terrorism issues.

"While some progress was made on the mechanism of cooperation, no progress was achieved on specific, results-oriented, time-bound measures in the APAPPS, particularly in the areas of counter-terrorism, reduction of violence, peace and reconciliation to meet the priorities of Afghanistan," an statement said.

Afghan led a high-level delegation to comprising of senior civilian and military officials.

headed the Pakistani delegation of senior civilian and military officials at the talks.



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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 00:58 IST