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PublishDate: Monday, October 25, 2021 12:36

Pakistan denies reports it struck deal with US on Afghanistan operations

Pakistan’s foreign ministry denied a media report which claimed that the two countries are “nearing a formalised agreement” to give Washington access to Pakistan’s airspace for operations in Afghanistan.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_ has denied it struck a deal to allow the US to use its airspace for military and intelligence operations in neighboring Afghanistan.

“No such understanding is in place,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Asim said in a statement on Saturday in response to media reports.

“Pakistan and the US have longstanding cooperation on regional security and counterterrorism and the two sides remain engaged in regular consultations.”

Pakistan Prime Minister said earlier this year that “there is no way we are going to allow any bases, any sort of action from territory into Afghanistan. Absolutely not.”

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