Minister of State Hina Rabbani Khar receives United States Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Frank Ruggiero


Islamabad: Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Hina Rabbani Khan today received US Deputy Special Representative Frank Ruggiero.

The Afghan process of peace and reconciliation was discussed. Frank Ruggiero underscored the importance of the Core Group composed of Afghanistan, Pakistan and the US in the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned process of reconciliation and peace. The Minister underscored the importance of clarity and strategic coherence as well as transparency to facilitate the Afghan people and the Afghan government in the process for peace and reconciliation.

It was agreed that the Pakistan-US relations were on track and that enhanced interaction between the two sides at several levels greatly facilitated better understanding of each other’s point of view.

Minister of State Khar expressed serious concern over recent militant incursions from across the border with Afghanistan into Pakistan that led to loss of innocent lives. She underscored the need for effective measures to prevent such incursions.

For more information, contact:
Syed Haider Ali Jafri
Personal Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 921 0335 and 9056604

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