News analysis: Pakistan-Afghanistan new dialogue mechanism raises hope for tension-free ties – Xinhuanet

ISLAMABAD, April 11 (Xinhua) — A recent decision by Pakistan and Afghanistan to operationalize a new mechanism for dialogue have raised hopes for bilateral comprehensive engagement on key issues including actions against irreconcilable elements in both countries.

During Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s visit to Kabul and official talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on April 6, both sides reached an agreement on Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS), a joint action plan for cooperation in the areas of counter-terrorism and reduction of violence, peace and reconciliation, refugees’ repatriation and joint…. Read More on Xinhuanet