A senior Pakistani delegation led by Minister of State Hina Rabbani Khar arrived in Kabul on Tuesday morning and met with acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi.
The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Muttaqi discussed the release of Afghan detainees in Pakistan, the transport of goods and passengers between countries, and trade issues, the statement said.
According to the statement, the Pakistani side pledged to cooperate to facilitate good treatment of Afghan refugees, visa issuing, as well as trade and transit.
The Afghan side expressed its readiness to resume TAP, TAPI and railway projects and also clarified its stance about political relations and economic development and security, the statement said.
“In this meeting, it was agreed to form a new biliteral mechanism of cooperation, so that all issues and opportunity be improved through negotiations,” said Zia Ahmad Takal, deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The analysts said that the visit of the Pakistan delegation could be effective in the improvement of relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
“As much as we have our relations with the neighboring countries based on neighborhood manners, we can solve Afghanistan’s issues with neighbors and the region with logic,” said Janat Fahim Chakari, a political analyst.
“Regarding the issues which the two countries have agreed on, if Pakistan stays honest, it will bring a good result inshallah but Pakistan is not honest with Afghanistan,” said Omid Sapai, head of the Rawand-e-Pishraft Mili.
The Arg (presidential palace) released a statement saying that in the meeting with the Pakistani delegation, the first Deputy Prime Minister, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, urged Pakistan to invest in Afghanistan’s mines, energy and agriculture sectors.
The delegation included special representative Muhammad Sadiq and officials from other ministries, according to the reports.
This is the first Pakistan delegation led by a woman that has visited Afghanistan since the Islamic Emirate swept into power.