Pakistan, Afghanistan urged to reduce tensions at Torkham border

16 Jun, 2016 11:31 am

WASHINGTON (92 News) – US State Department Spokesman John Kirby has on Thursday urged Pakistan and Afghanistan to reduce tension at the Torkham border.

During a press briefing in Washington on Thursday, he said that the US is keeping close eye on tensions at Pak-Afghan border and the US is in contact with the official of the two countries.

“We do not want to see clashes; we don’t want to see violence; we don’t want to see it get worse,” he said.

Kirby said that the US continues to encourage the governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan to resolve their disagreements at the crossing point and to de-escalate tensions.

“Good relations between the two countries are key to the stability to the region.”

Torkham is the most frequently used crossing point at Pak-Afghan; most of the terrorists have been found using this gate for entry.

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