Defense minister Khawaja Asif and ISI chief Lieutenant General Nadeem Anjum of Pakistan meets Taliban government officials in Kabul to discuss ways to counter the terrorism.
Afghan officials led by Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Ghani Baradar met Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif and Nadeem Anjum, head of the Inter-Services Intelligence agency.
They discussed “bilateral relations, trade, regional connectivity and economic cooperation between the two countries”, Baradar’s office said.
Pakistan has seen a dramatic increase in militant attacks, mainly in border regions, in the last year-and-a-half.
In a statement, Baradar’s office said the officials discussed economic cooperation, regional connectivity, trade and their countries’ relations.
Baradar said in the statement that political and security concerns should not affect business or economic matters.
“Pakistan and Afghanistan are neighbours and should get along well,” he said. “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan emphasizes the development of commercial and economic ties with Pakistan as they are in the interest of both countries.”