Islamabad: 1. Foreign Secretary Mr. Salman Bashir on the invitation of Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Javid Lodin is visiting Kabul for bilateral consultations and for the second meeting of the senior officials of the Trilateral between Pakistan, Afghanistan and United States. Trilateral meeting will be held on 24th May, 2011.
2. Foreign Secretary met the Chairman of High Peace Council Professor Burhanuddin Rabbani today and conveyed the greetings of President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani and appreciated the work of the High Peace Council. Foreign Secretary also conveyed the commitment of the Government of Pakistan to facilitate the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation and peace process. The Foreign Secretary also stressed that as agreed by Pakistan and Afghanistan, it is important to support the development track in Afghanistan. Professor Rabbani appreciated the commitment made by Pakistan and Pakistani leadership and requested Pakistan to continue its support to achieve the objectives of peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.
3. Foreign Secretary addressed a group of Afghan Editors and Anchorpersons in the Embassy. He briefed them on bilateral relations and on the objectives of Trilateral Dialogue.
For more information, contact:
Syed Haider Ali Jafri
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 921 0335 and 9056604