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Afghanistan and Pakistan agreed to Expand Economic Cooperation

During Afghan President Hamid Karzai's visit to Pakistan, the two countries agreed to deepen the bilateral relationship

Aug 27, 2013 11:50 IST
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During Afghan President Hamid Karzai's visit to Pakistan on 26 August 2013, the two countries agreed to deepen the bilateral relationship, with a particular focus on expanded trade, economic cooperation, and trans-regional projects for connectivity. Afghanistan and Pakistan agreed to construct a dam over Kunar River in Afghanistan which will supply electricity to both the countries. The two nations also held talks on contentious issues particularly the on the issue of crossing of Taliban militants from Pakistan into Afghanistan.

This is President Karzai’s first visit since the democratic transition in Pakistan and the formation of the new government in June 2013.  The visit reflects the readiness on both sides to work together for the furtherance of shared objectives of peace, stability and prosperity in the region and beyond.

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