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Pak-Afghan businessmen lauds PM Khan’s initiative

PAJCCI commended PM’s initiative to facilitate Afghan Transit Trade by enhancing ease of doing business ISLAMABAD — Pakistan and Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PAJCCI) leaders have lauded Prime Minister Imran Khan’s initiative to facilitate Afghan Transit Trade that would result in improved trade. Chairman PAJCCI, Zubair Motiwala in a statement said that that PAJCCI’s endeavors have been ... Read More »

Top Taliban officials meet FM Qureshi who urges to resume peace talks

Taliban officials meet Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi who urges to resume peace talks

On Tuesday morning, high-level Afghan Taliban delegation in Islamabad met Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi who urged for the resumption of dialogue for durable peace and stability in the region. He also reiterated Pakistan’s sincere efforts for “Afghan-led and Afghan-owned” peace talks. The visit offers a chance “to review the progress made under US-Taliban peace talks so far and ... Read More »

Turkish aid agency completes 44 projects in Croatia, open park in Afghanistan

ZAGREB, Croatia (By Lejla Biogradlija) — The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) has completed 44 projects in Croatia, an agency official was quoted as telling Turkey’s Anatolia news agency. Hasim Koc, a TIKA coordinator in the capital Zagreb, said the projects, mostly in the education field, were conducted in last three years. TIKA launched its first aid activities in ... Read More »

Pakistan pledges citizenship for Afghan, Bengali refugees

PM Imran Khan announces citizenship for Afghan, Bengali refugees Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced granting citizenship right to the children of Bengalis and Afghan refugees born in Pakistan, home to the world’s second-largest refugee population. Khan said the government will issue national identity cards and passports to immigrants from Bangladesh and Afghanistan. “Afghans whose children have been raised and ... Read More »

Iran’s Chief of Staff meeting visiting Afghan Defence Minister

TEHRAN — The Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri was quoted on May 13 as saying that “Iran has spared no effort to help the security of Afghanistan.” Iran’s Major General Mohammad Bagheri made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Afghanistan Defense Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami in Tehran on Sunday morning. The Chief of Staff ... Read More »

Can Turkey position itself as the most effective mediator in Afghanistan?

By Samuel Ramani — Turkey’s role in Afghanistan is increasingly expanding and could help facilitate talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government. It could also likely succeed where others have failed. On January 14, Afghan government representatives and officials from the Taliban’s Qatar office met in Turkey to discuss mechanisms for initiating a peace process in Afghanistan. These talks occurred in ... Read More »

India promoting Israeli defence, other products in Afghanistan, BD and Myanmar

India serving as a ling between Israeli and Afghan business companies BEIRUT — The Israeli prime minister has endorsed an Indian request to accord license to Indian companies to re-market Israeli weapons to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Myanmar. During his last visit to India Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was also introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Afghan former ... Read More »

Chinese expert warns India’s interventionist policy causing unrest in Maldives, region

SHANGHAI (PPA) — A senior Chinese expert on South Asia affairs has warned that India’s continued quest for interference in neighbor country’s internal affairs have caused political crisis in Maldives. Writing in Global Times on February 9, 2018, Chen Xizhong, a member with the Chinese Association for South Asian Studies suggested that India was trying to maintain its grip over ... Read More »

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