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Peace and stability in Afghanistan is a core national goal for Pakistan

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Islamabad, July 08, 2012 (PPI-OT): Peace and stability in Afghanistan is a core national goal for Pakistan. This was stated by Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar while speaking at the Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan here today. She also said that peace and stability in Afghanistan is contingent upon commitment by regional countries not to use Afghanistan soil to destabilize Afghanistan’s neighbours. says a press release received here today from Tokyo.

Foreign Minister announced that Pakistan would award one thousand scholarships for Afghan students. Foreign Minister Khar offered capacity building program for Afghanistan in areas of banking, finance, telecommunication and several other fields. Pakistan will also undertake construction of 25 basic health units and 25 schools in Afghanistan.

Foreign Minister Khar and Secretary of State Clinton met for bilateral consultation on the sidelines of Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan. The meeting will be followed by trilateral core group meeting of Pakistan, Afghanistan and United States of America.

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