As the standoff between Afghanistan and Pakistan continues over the Torkham gate issue, the Afghan government on Wednesday pushed for the U.S to put pressure on Islamabad to force Pakistan to step back and let diplomatic efforts resolve the dispute.
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Afghan government officials have asked Washington to exert new pressure on Islamabad to change its border policy and to stop creating further tension.
“The Americans have always supported the position of Afghanistan and we hope that this support will continue and increase. We hope that the problems which we have with our neighbors, particularly with Pakistan, are settled through increased diplomatic pressure,” MoI spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said.
In line with the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), between Afghanistan and the United States, Washington has committed to defend Afghanistan’s political sovereignty and territorial integrity against external threats.
In this episode of FaraKhabar, host Fawad Aman discusses the topic with Mohammad Younus Fakoor, political analyst and Zahir Sadat, MP.