Saturday’s talks also covered subjects such as repatriation of around three million Afghan refugees from Pakistan and joint economic development.
Saturday’s talks also covered subjects such as repatriation of around three million Afghan refugees from Pakistan and joint economic development.Afghanistan’s two-day dialogue with neighboring Pakistan ended Saturday without progress on issues dividing the two countries and fueling bilateral tensions, Pakistani officials said.
Islamabad hosted the meeting of what is named the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity, or APAPPS. The inaugural round of the Pakistan-initiated dialogue was held in Kabul on February 3.
According to VOA, Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal said the two sides held “good” discussions with “some agreements” but said “further work [was] required”. He did not elaborate.
Meanwhile, an Afghan Foreign Ministry statement issued in Kabul after Saturday’s talks categorically said the discussions made no headway on matters related to “deteriorating security in Afghanistan.”
“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,” according to the statement.
There had been many discussions between the Afghanistan and Pakistan delegations regarding security status but have not had tangible outcomes.