UNITED NATIONS - Comprehensive talks between Foreign Ministers of Pakistan and Afghanistan at UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday apparently led to some easing of tensions between the two neighbouring countries that were generated by the recent developments in the region. After the 45-minute meeting, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi described the discussions with his Afghan counterpart Rangeen Dadfar Spanta as 'engaging and positive', saying they discussed steps to further strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries. The two Foreign Ministers also met one-on-one for 10 minutes following the meeting with their delegations. Qureshi, who arrived in New York on Tuesday night for a five-day visit to the United States, is scheduled to present Pakistan's views on the Afghan situation in a meeting of the Security Council this afternoon. The Foreign Minister told reporters he discussed with Spanta the recent 'unfortunate developments' in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Afghan side, he said, had some concerns and he apprised them of Pakistan's concerns. The talks were held against the background of allegations by Afghan authorities about Pakistan's involvement in the bombing of the Indian Embassy in Kabul. Qureshi said they discussed measures to strengthen mutual cooperation and exchange of intelligence. He said the Afghan Foreign Minister expressed his government's full confidence in Pakistan's elected government, saying they were sure it would help in further strengthening Pak-Afghan relations. On his part, Qureshi said Pakistan wanted to see a peaceful and stable Afghanistan. He said Pakistan had a comprehensive strategy to deal with the situation in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan. Its main elements included economic development of the area, negotiations with the influentials and security measures whenever needed. In this connection, he referred to the ongoing operations in the Khyber Agency. Earlier, Pakistan's Foreign Office Spokesman Muhammad Sadiq said that Qureshi informed the Afghan Foreign Minister about the finalisation of the Pakistani members of the 'mini jirga', which will take place in Islamabad  shortly. The Afghan side has already selected its members for the 'mini jirga', which grew out of the big jirga held in 2007. The 'mini jirga' will discuss implementation of the decision taken at the jirga which was taken place in Kabul. Also, he said, a meeting of the Regional Economic Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA) will take place in Islamabad on August 21 and 22. The Foreign Minister will meet Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday afternoon to follow up on Pakistan's request for a UN investigation into the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. The request is currently being examined by UN legal experts. Earlier, he will meet ambassadors of some important countries, including those of the members of the Security Council. After his meeting with the UN chief, he will address a Press conference and then leave for Washington where on Friday, he will meet Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and other senior administration officials as well as US lawmakers on Capitol Hill. The foreign minister will return to New York on Saturday and, among other engagements, address members of the Pakistani community. He ill leave for Pakistan on Sunday.