Dr Zalmai Rassoul, Afghan Foreign Minister called on Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf  at PM House Friday and discussed with him matters of important mutual interests.

While talking to Dr Zalmai Rassoul, the Prime Minister said that Pakistan believes that a peaceful, prosperous and stable Afghanistan is in Pakistan’s own national interest.

Referring to the recent visit of Mr. Salahuddin Rabbani, Chairman High Peace Council to Islamabad, the Prime Minister termed it as successful. The Council, he added made important contributions and engaged positively with their Pakistani interlocutors.

The Prime Minister said that both Afghanistan and Pakistan have a common challenge in terrorism and drug menace.  Therefore, both the countries need to work closely to confront these challenges, he added.

The Prime Minister expressed the hope that agreement between the two countries to hold an Ulema Conference would contribute positively towards consolidating the relations between the two countries.

The Afghan Foreign Minister said that the visit of High Peace Council was successful and both the governments were now talking to find solutions.  “Time has come that we should show results”, said the Afghan Foreign Minister.

 Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Mr Jawed Ludin, Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Mr Mohammad Umer Daudzai, Minister for Foreign Affairs Mrs Hina Rabbani Khar, Minister for Defence Syed Naveed Qamar and other senior officials were also present in the meeting.