UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon Friday urged Afghanistan to establish cooperative relationship with Pakistan in order to defuse tension on the Pak-Afghan border. Addressing a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York “It is … very important for both Pakistani and Afghanistan governments to fully cooperate to work for the common effort to fight against international terrorism.”
“I am deeply concerned about continuing violence and political and social instability in Afghanistan,” the secretary-general said when asked to comment on Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s threat to pursue militants across the border that has heightened tensions in the region.
The secretary-general said during the course of the the international conference on Afghanistan in Paris, he had urged President Karzai to have a dialogue with all political factions in an effort to stabilize the situation. He had also stressed the need for Afghanistan to engage in cooperative relationship with all neighboring countries, including Pakistan.-SANA