PARIS: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said Pakistan wanted cordial relations based on bilateral cooperation with Afghanistan.
“Pakistan is committed to work with Afghanistan as an equal and sovereign state,” he said while talking to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of World Climate Change Conference in Paris.
The prime minister said peace and stability in Afghanistan was the key goal and Pakistan was committed to build a long term partnership with its neighbors.
He said a stable Afghanistan was in the best interest of the entire region.
Nawaz Sharif vowed to work with Afghanistan to improve regional economic connectivity. He said we are ready to take concrete steps to improve these links for the benefit of the two countries.
The prime minister also briefed the Afghan leader about the ongoing operation Zarb-e-Azb against all terrorists in Pakistan.
President Ashraf Ghani said Afghanistan also wanted to develop peaceful, friendly and cooperative relations with Pakistan.
The two leaders agreed to increase economic and trade cooperation, which is an area of shared interest between both the countries.
They also discussed resumption of peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.