Pakistan, Afghanistan discuss reconciliation after drone strike

Islamabad, May 30 (IANS) A Pakistani foreign affairs advisor here on Monday met with Afghan ambassador Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal to discuss regional situation.

Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said both the countries should not allow their territory to be used against each other.

Aziz and Zakhilwal also discussed the prospects of reconciliation between the two governments.

This was the first formal meeting between Pakistani and Afghani officials since after Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US drone strike on May 21.

Relations between Pakistan and the US have been soured since then.

Pakistan deemed this strike an attack on its sovereignty and has stated this has foiled peace attempts between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

–IANS

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