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Top Pakistan and Afghan officials reportedly meet in London to ease tensions

UK national security adviser Mark Lyall is reported to have hosted the meeting

By: Sarwar Alam

The UK has quietly hosted a meeting of top officials from Pakistan and Afghanistan where they discussed ways to ease tensions between two countries after a series of terror attacks in Pakistan, according to a media report. The meeting between Pakistan’s Adviser to the prime minister on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz and Afghanistan’s national security adviser Hanif Atmar was hosted by UK’s national security adviser Sir Mark Lyall, The Dawn newspaper reported. It is the first high level face-to-face interaction between both countries after Pakistan closed border last month alleging that Afghan-based militants are mounting attacks, the report said. Pakistan’s Foreign Office has said nothing about the meeting so far.…

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