Pakistan Recognizes Durand Line as Its Official Border with Afghanistan

21 Sep 2019

KABUL (MEP) — Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has termed its Afghan counterpart’s renewed statement as “irresponsible and unwarranted”, saying; the border between the two countries is recognized by international laws and conventions.

The Interior Ministry responded to the opening of the 24-hour Torkham crossing, emphasized that Kabul “does not recognise the Durand Line as an official border between the two countries”.

But the Pak Foreign Ministry today, Saturday, Sept 21, terming it as “irresponsible and unwarranted”, said; the “Pakistan-Afghanistan border is an internationally recognised, official border between the two countries in accordance with all relevant international laws and conventions”.

The statement further highlighted that the 24/7 opening of the new Torkham crossing point to be a “significant step forward to facilitate the people and traders of both sides”.

“Such statements only serve to undermine the resolve for peace and cooperation between the two countries and should be avoided,” the Pakistani Foreign Ministry regretted.

Current tensions rise as the signboard for opening of Torkham cross say the area is recognised as the border between two countries.




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