Pakistani parliament delegation leaves for Afghanistan for MPs dialogue

KABUL: (MEP) – The Parliamentary Friendship Groups in National Assembly and Senate of Pakistan have left for Kabul to take part in a two-day dialogue with their Afghan counterparts, said an official press release.

According to the press release, the parliamentarians led by Member of National Assembly Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao and Senator Afrasiab Khattak will take part in talks on December 17-18, being facilitated by Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT) as part of its Pakistan-Afghanistan Parliamentarians’ Exchange.

PILDAT has initiated a dialogue series between Parliamentarians of Pakistan and Afghanistan in order to facilitate parliamentary diplomacy to improve relations between the two countries since 2008.

The recent talks would be the 11th dialogue in the series facilitated by PILDAT so far to promote greater understanding on specific issues that continue to shape Pakistan-Afghanistan relations.

The delegation included Sahibzada Tariqullah, MNA, Bismillah Khan, MNA, Ghazi Gulab Jamal, MNA, Malik Ihtebar Khan, MNA, Mrs. Mussarat Ahmedzeb, MNA, Senator Zafar Ali Shah and Senator Abdul Nabi Bangash, Kuna reported.

Earlier, a two-day seminar of Pakistan-Afghanistan traders and businessmen was held in capital city Islamabad which concluded on signing of a joint declaration, envisaging several measures to enhance cooperation among the neighboring countries in various fields of economy on Saturday.

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