KABUL: Afghanistan’s Interim Foreign Minister, Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi, assured Pakistan that the Afghan Taliban government will prevent the use of its territory for aggression against any other country. This commitment was made during a meeting with Pakistan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Asif Durrani, in Kabul. The meeting was a chance for Muttaqi to congratulate Durrani on his new role and express hope for further development in political and economic relations between the two nations. Muttaqi emphasized the potential for stronger economic ties, the initiation of major projects, and increased trade opportunities due to the improved security situation in Afghanistan.
Muttaqi made it clear that the Afghan people have no intention of causing harm to others and reiterated that their soil would not serve as a base for launching attacks against neighboring countries. The government’s focus, he stressed, would be on promoting regional security and stability.
On the Pakistani side, Durrani commended the Afghan Taliban for achieving overall stability and security after facing a four-decade-long war and numerous challenges. He expressed his commitment to enhancing bilateral relations, especially in the business sector, recognizing the mutual benefits of regional security.
Durrani assured Muttaqi that Pakistan is ready to establish various mechanisms to strengthen ties between the two nations, including political and economic collaborations. He highlighted specific initiatives, such as the completion of the Torkham-Jalalabad road and facilitating visa services for Afghans, especially those seeking medical treatment in Pakistan.