Islamabad, Oct 20: The visiting special US envoy for the region and Pakistani foreign minister Saturday discussed Pakistan’s reservations over the US drone attacks in the country ‘s tribal regions, reported Xinhua, citing the state radio.
US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman met Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar here on the first day of his visit during which he will also meet military leaders, Radio Pakistan reported.
They discussed bilateral relations and security situation in the region. They also reviewed the latest situation in Afghanistan and agreed to work together to bring stability back to Afghanistan, Radio Pakistan reported.
The foreign ministry said that the visit is part of the ongoing engagements between the two countries and the two sides will discuss all issues of mutual interest as well as concern.
The visit comes at a time when diplomatic efforts for solution of the longstanding Afghan problem are gaining momentum as the endgame approaches.
Pakistan, Afghanistan and the US have also an exclusive group to explore ways to push for the reconciliation process in Afghanistan ahead of the 2014 withdrawal of foreign troops.
Before his arrival, Ambassador Grossman attended a meeting of the International Contact Group (ICG) for Afghanistan in Ankara on Friday, which agreed to support further Afghan progress on establishing the parameters of an inclusive and transparent election process, and noted continued strong international support for Afghan-led reconciliation.
The ICG members reiterated the international community’s commitment to support inclusive, open and transparent political and security transition in Afghanistan.