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PublishDate: Sunday, January 20, 201312:00

Peace in Afghanistan is peace in Pakistan

These were the third trilateral talks in a year following meetings in Kabul in July and New York last September -- but they are the first in which Pakistani and Afghan army and intelligence chiefs will also take part.

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai held peace talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday.
The summit at Cameron’s Chequers country retreat near London was aimed at boosting cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan, amid growing fears that a civil war could erupt when international troops leave Afghanistan in 2014.
Addressing a joint news conference, President Zardari said peace in Afghanistan meant peace in Pakistan. The president further said that both countries could only survive in a peaceful atmosphere. Commenting on talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, President Zardari said this initiative was supported by Pakistan.
Afghan President Hamid Karazi said relations with Pakistan would improve further.
These were the third trilateral talks in a year following meetings in Kabul in July and New York last September -- but they are the first in which Pakistani and Afghan army and intelligence chiefs will also take part.
The three leaders noted significant progress since they last met in September 2012 and stressed the importance of maintaining the pace and momentum. The Afghan and Pakistani delegations agreed that the quality of dialogue and co-operation had significantly improved. They committed themselves to continue to make strenuous efforts in the spirit of mutual interest.

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