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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Afghan people and government believe that the solution of the current problem in the region is only possible via regional cooperation.
BNA political affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes Afghanistan and Pakistan have a tense political relation for many year and the reasons for this tense relations are very clear.
Our people believe that due to Pakistan’s regional adventurous policies Afghanistan severely harmed.  Unfortunately, Pakistan sees everything through political and military view, while Afghan people consider their homeland as connection point of the regional and behind regional countries and insists that the countries of the region including Pakistan instead of competition and  fighting should follow the way of economic cooperation.
Afghan people and government consider the solution way of the current problems possible only through regional cooperation and for reaching this humane goal have taken practical steps.
Afghanistan through establishing economic and commercial ties has established good relations with the countries of the region and developed its commercial ties via establish air corridors and commercial ways such as Silk Road and Lajward (Lapis lazily) road and using Chah Bahar border. 
Also Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has persistently endeavored to change the view point of Pakistan in the regional issues from a competition view in to cooperation view and for that purpose has put in practice many strategies and programs.
One of those programs is the establishment of operational program (Operational Plan of Afghanistan and Pakistan for Peace and Consolidation the last session of which held in Islamabad at level of deputy foreign misters of the two countries. The participants, in five working group discussed the issues such as political and diplomatic relations, military coordination, information cooperation, economic relation and the migrants issue.
The above matters done in a time, Pakistan always expresses its commitment for cooperation to Afghanistan, but does little in practice.
Although recently the senior diplo mats of the two countries discussed over action program in Islamabad but no news released that indicates that the Pakistani airspace is closed to Afghan passenger planes to India for another fifteen days.
India in reaction to a terrorist attack on late March targeted a base of terrorist group inside Pakistan, since then the Pakistan airspace closed for foreign flights aiming India.
With this Pakistan action, Afghanistan endured the most losses and with reduction of Indian flights caused 30% reduction in export of Afghan goods to India.
The other problem is this that Pakistan always links commercial and transit issues to political issues and ignores Afghan transit rights.
Currently,  the political relation between Afghanistan and Pakistan is improving after the visit of the leaders of the two countries in Mecca city, it would be better for Pakistan to review its commercial and transit matters and not create problem for Afghanistan any more, otherwise Afghanistan will forced to take reactionary measures.
Afghanistan as a connection point of the countries of the region, uses this opportunity for its economic and commercial growth and the other countries of the region including Pakistan should do the same as the Afghans do.
 

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