10 May 2017

News Story: Pakistan’s Aziz Says Dialogue Needed To Settle Dispute

Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said at a press conference on Monday that there was a need for bilateral dialogue between Pakistan and Afghanistan to settle disputes.

This comes in the wake of recent cross-Durand Line tensions where border forces opened fire on each other in Chaman in Spin Boldak. At least three Afghans, including two soldiers and a civilian, were killed.

Aziz said the incident was unfortunate but that Pakistan responded to the firing from across the border.

Pakistan officials maintain that more than 50 Afghan soldiers were killed in the incident but Afghan officials have rejected this outright.

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