Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity
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Background and Names linked to Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS):
June 22, 2018
The Office of the National Security Council (ONSC) in a statement said the delegation consisting of National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar, Intelligence Chief Masoom Stanikzai, and Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak visited Pakistan and met with the top security and defense officials of Pakistan.
The statement further added that the Afghan delegation met with the Pakistani officials to hold talks regarding the implementation of APAPPS for regional peace and solidarity.
According to ONSC, the visit by the Afghan security delegation followed the recent visit of Pakistani Army Chief of Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa to Kabul.
The Office of the National Security Council also added that the main purpose of the visit was to hold talks regarding the implementation of APAPPS.
During a meeting between a high level Afghan delegation and National Security Adviser (NSA), Nasser Khan Janjua in Islamabad on Sunday, matters of bilateral interest, security situation, and border management between Pakistan and Afghanistan were discussed.
April 6, 2018
APAPPS provides a framework to strengthen mutual trust and deepen interaction in all spheres of bilateral engagements. It is also a mechanism for finding solutions to bilateral areas of concern.
Both sides agreed that effective and full implementation of APAPPS would contribute towards the common objectives of eliminating terrorism and achieving peace, stability, prosperity and development of the peoples of the two countries.
The two leaders agreed to the following:
1. Pakistan to support the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation,
2. The two countries to undertake effective action against fugitives and irreconcilable elements posing security threats to either of the two countries,
3. Both countries commit to deny use of their respective territories by any country, network, group or individuals for anti-state activities against either country,
4. To put in place a joint supervision, coordination and confirmation mechanism through Liaison Officers (LOs) for the realization of the agreed actions.
5. The two countries commit to avoid territorial and aerial violations of each other’s territory,
6. The two countries to avoid public blame games and instead use APAPPS cooperation mechanisms to respond to mutual issues of contention and concerns, and
7. Establish Working Groups and necessary cooperation mechanisms as per APAPPS for full implementation of the APAPPS and the above, mutually reinforcing principles.
April 2, 2018
The Pakistani delegation is headed by Foreign Secretary and comprises senior civil and military high-ranking officials, including Director Maj Gen General Military Operations (DGMO) Shamshad Mirza.
The visit of the delegation was also confirmed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on Twitter.
The tour precedes Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s visit scheduled for April 6, and succeeds the visit of National Security Advisor Nasser Janjua who toured Afghan capital on March 17-18.
Feb 3, 2018
Islamabad hosted the meeting of what is named the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity, or APAPPS. The inaugural round of the Pakistan-initiated dialogue was held in Kabul on February 3.
Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal said the two sides held “good” discussions with “some agreements” but said “further work [was] required”. He did not elaborate.
Pakistan proposed five joint working groups, focusing on ensuring a comprehensive engagement for countering terrorism, intelligence sharing, military, economy, trade and transit interaction, refugee repatriation and connectivity.
A high-level Afghan delegation had also visited Pakistan prior to the Joint Working Group meeting to discuss important issues of mutual interest. The delegation, comprising the Afghan interior minister and the chief of National Directorate of Security, met with Prime Minister Shahid Khan Abbasi.