Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani agreed to continue cooperation and contact for peace in the better interest of the people of both countries.
Pakistan's Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Mohammad Faisal said Rabbani made a telephone call with Qureshi on Monday and congratulated him on his appointment as foreign minister and invited him to visit Afghanistan soon.
The spokesperson noted that the two sides discussed, during the telephone conversation, the issue of closure of Pakistan Consulate General in Jalalabad and the reasons for that. He added that the Pakistani foreign minister asked his Afghan counterpart to restore the previous security arrangements so that the consulate general's normal functioning could be resumed at the earliest.
Foreign Minister Qureshi reiterated that peace and prosperity of the two countries are interlinked and highlighted the need to work together to achieve lasting regional peace.
Source: International Islamic News Agency