ISLAMABAD: Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Idrees Zaman and a high-level Afghan delegation arrived in Pakistan on Monday to be part of the primary assessment session of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) in Islamabad.
Overseas Secretary Sohail Mahmood will lead the Pakistan delegation whereas Zaman will lead the Afghan facet.
The Islamabad session will present the 2 sides with a possibility to assessment progress made below this framework because the inaugural session and to alternate views on additional collaboration in agreed areas of cooperation.
The APAPPS was established in Could final yr to supply a complete and structured framework for institutional bilateral engagement between Pakistan and Afghanistan in numerous areas of cooperation.
The mechanism works via 5 working teams particularly politico-diplomatic, military-to-military coordination, intelligence cooperation, financial and refugees.
The inaugural session of APAPPS was held in Kabul on July 22 final yr, the place the 2 sides had agreed to synergize efforts to reinforce bilateral cooperation and construct belief.
The Afghan delegation was led by the deputy Overseas Minister Hekmat Karzai, and the Pakistani facet was led by the previous international secretary Tehmina Janjua.
The Pak-Afghan sides assessed prospects for the APAPPS forum. Following the inaugural session, the 5 working teams held their respective group conferences on the stage of related ministries and departments.