* Rabbani says both countries should work together to promote peace in region
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan strongly believes in the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Afghanistan and is committed to helping build its institutions with the view to facilitate the transition process, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Nawabzada Malik Amad Khan said on Wednesday.
He said this during a meeting with a 25-member delegation of the High Council for Peace in Afghanistan, led by its Chairman Professor Burhanuddin Rabbani.
The delegation is visiting Pakistan on the invitation of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, which was extended to Professor Rabbani during his visit to Afghanistan.
The delegation was originally scheduled to meet Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, but he had to leave for Lahore to attend the funeral of late Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer. Talking to Professor Rabbani and members of his delegation, the minister said that relations between the two brotherly countries had come a long way, especially in the last two years.