ISLAMABAD - Islamabad and New Delhi are trying to arrange a meeting of the prime ministers of the two countries in New York, Foreign Office Spokesperson said Thursday.
Addressing weekly news briefing here, Spokesman Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry said both the leaders are expected to consider ways to resume dialogue between Pakistan and India to resolve all outstanding issues.
About Wednesday’s border firing incident by Afghan security forces into Pakistani area, the spokesperson said Pakistan is deeply concerned over the incident.
He said the Charge D’affaires of Afghanistan in Islamabad was summoned to Foreign Office and Pakistan’s sentiments on the incident were conveyed to him.
He said Pakistan has asked the Afghan government to investigate the matter and respect the existing coordination mechanisms to avoid recurrence of such incidents in future.
The spokesman said Afghanistan is a brotherly and neighbouring country and Pakistan desires to have cordial relations with it.
He expressed the confidence that this incident will not affect the bilateral relations between the two countries.
Commenting on the release of Afghan Taliban detainees, he said Pakistan has decided in principle to release Mullah Baradar at an appropriate time, adding that the purpose of releasing the Taliban detainees was to contribute to the reconciliation process.
The spokesperson said the Taliban detainees were released on the request of Afghan government and High Peace Council of Afghanistan and reaffirmed that Pakistan will continue to take steps for the success of reconciliation process.
He said Pakistan has taken steps of establishing peaceful relations with all neighbors including Afghanistan and hoped that Pakistan’s sincerity will be seen and reciprocated.
Earlier in his opening remark, the spokesperson gave resume of the activities of the prime minister during his visit to Turkey saying it was a successful and positive visit in which the premier held constructive talks with the Turkish leadership on various issues.