Asif condoles Zakhilwal

Staff Report
Friday - February 2, 2018
ISLAMABAD: Foreign minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif visited the Afghan embassy in the federal capital on Thursday to convey condolences over the recent terrorist attacks in Kabul, resulting in the loss of precious human lives, infrastructure and a number of people.

According to an official statement, Asif was received by the Afghan ambassador Omer Zakhilwal. He signed the condolence book and offered prayers for those who have lost their lives.

Asif expressed sincere wishes for the early recovery of the injured.

He said Pakistan strongly condemns terrorism in all forms and manifestations, both Afghanistan and Pakistan were victims of terrorism and that there was a need for close cooperation between the two countries to fight this common threat.

Asif added that it was encouraging that a high-level Afghan delegation visited Islamabad on Wednesday had productive talks with Pakistan side and it was agreed to work together to strengthen mutual trust and bilateral engagement.

Zakhilwal agreed with Asif about the need for strengthening bilateral engagement, he said that the cooperation should be focused on upholding mutual commitment for not letting use of our respective soils against each other.