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Afghanistan-Pakistan-UK 4th Trilateral Summit Held in London

trileteral_meeting_london_301013October 30, 2013

The fourth trilateral summit between Afghanistan, Pakistan and UK was held on Tuesday in London. The productive discussions hosted by Prime Minister Cameron covered a wide range of issues including regional peace, the fight against terrorism and extremism as well as expanded economic cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The leaders of the three countries discussed Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan’s peace process and agreed that a delegation of the Afghan High Peace Council will soon visit Pakistan to meet Mullah Baradar.

It was also decided that the Interior Ministries of the two countries should soon meet to discuss enhancing security at border crossing points between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The two sides also agreed to cooperate in elimination of terrorist sanctuaries.

On trade and transit cooperation, the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan stressed the importance of the construction work of the joint hydropower project on Kunar River, full implementation of the CASA 1000 and TAPI projects.

Also in the trilateral meeting, Pakistani side affirmed its support of the Afghan Government for securing of the upcoming elections.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also accepted the invitation of President Karzai for an official visit to Kabul, and said he would visit Afghanistan within the coming weeks.