It’s joint responsibility to deal with terrorism, says Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

09 Dec, 2015 4:48 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that it is joint responsibility to deal with terrorism.

Addressing the Heart of Asia Conference on Wednesday, he said that the enemy of Afghanistan is the enemy of Pakistan.

“Pakistan will continue to support the Afghan peace process,” he said.

The prime minister also met the Chinese foreign minister.

They discussed the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Afghan conciliatory process and other affairs.

In a Joint Declaration, issued after conclusion of its ministerial conference, the participants committed to adhere to the principles of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other states.

They committed themselves to promoting a multifaceted approach of regional integration based on trust, equality and dialogue.

The conference support Afghanistan’s constructive approach towards regional engagement and its commitment to building an environment of trust and confidence throughout the region.

The participating countries reiterated their agreement that terrorism, extremism and linkages among them, pose a serious challenge to many of them as well as the region and beyond.

They resolved to eradicate the menace of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

They undertook to introduce measures to curb the spread of violent extremism.

The participants agreed to take necessary actions to deny terrorists’ access to financial and material resources, to dismantle their sanctuaries.

They emphasized the need of resolving conflict through peaceful negotiations.

The conference welcomed the number of infrastructure and energy projects aimed at strengthening regional economies through enhanced connectivity, trade, movement of goods and people.


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