KABUL - Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday reiterated his government's stance of supporting an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation process.
At a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the sidelines of the Economic Cooperation Organization's 12th summit in Baku, the president called for joint counternarcotics efforts.
Zardari identified the control of trans-border movement of drugs and human trafficking in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran as a priority of his government. According to a statement from the Pakistan embassy in Kabul, Zardari stressed the need for stepping up cooperation at bilateral and trilateral levels to address the twin problems.
He also called for the fast-track implementation of joint projects, including the multi-billion dollar Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline, electricity transmission lines and rail links. (Pajhwok)