The Afghan Foreign Ministry says the country’s president will soon visit neighboring Pakistan in an effort to mend fences, and says it hopes that the new government in Islamabad will seek to improve tense relations.
The Afghan President’s upcoming visit to Pakistan is a positive scheme in easing the characteristically tense Pakistan-Afghanistan relations. Recently there has been increased strain on Af-Pak relations as the Afghan President has oft accused Pakistan of backing the Taliban attacks in Afghanistan. Both these neighboring states have been hard victims of terrorism and violent extremism and both must work together to combat this common enemy of regional peace and security.
The visit provides an opportunity to both sides to re-establish cordial bilateral relations and to mutually reassure against the use of one territory against the other.