ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said Pakistan would help the Afghan government maintain peace in the war-devastated country.
During a visit to the Foreign Office in Islamabad‚ the premier was briefed about Pakistan’s foreign policy objectives with respect to the prevailing regional and international situation.
Also briefed on Foreign Affairs and National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz’s visit to Afghanistan on Sunday, Sharif promised Pakistan would not support any particular group in Afghanistan, a statement from the Foreign Office said.
Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani noted positive international reaction to successful democratic transition in Pakistan and the new government’s quest for improved ties with neighbors.
Sharif emphasized the imperatives of promoting trade and pursuit of economic diplomacy. He stressed the importance of a peaceful and stable neighborhood and Pakistan’s contribution to the creation of such an environment. (Pajhwok)