15 March 2017

News Story: Pakistan, Afghanistan to hold high level talks in London on Wednesday

ISLAMABAD, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Senior Pakistani and Afghan officials are scheduled to meet in London on Wednesday to ease the current tensions, Afghan ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal said on Tuesday.

The meeting will be held at a time when relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan is on its lowest ebb following the last month's bomb attacks in Pakistan that had killed over 100 people.

The attacks were claimed by the Pakistani militant groups, which officials say operate from the Afghan side of the border.

Pakistan closed its main border crossings on Feb. 17 over security concerns, pushing for its longstanding call on Afghanistan to agree on a border monitoring system to stop the cross-border movement of the militants.

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