Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran must work on a joint strategy: Zardari

May 24th, 2009 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI  

Tehran, May 24 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said his country, Afghanistan and Iran need to evolve a joint strategy to solve their border-related probelems.

Addressing a trilateral conference, Zardari said the global downturn has impacted Pakistan and Afghanistan most. He said that the present generation was handicapped due to lack of better education and employment opportunities and we would have to do enough for saving our coming generations.

He said that peace and stability was the imperative for progress in the region. He said that Iran and Afghanistan was also facing situation similar to us.

Zardari urged the three countries to work in harmony for the betterment of the region and invited both Afghan President, Hamid Karzai and Iran President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to visit Pakistan,

Ahmadinejad said that Iran considers Afghanistan and Pakistan its second home and added the region was inflicted with the terrorism, militancy, extremism and foreign intervention. He said all three countries were the inheritors of a common civilization and facing a common enemy, for which, we have to work jointly.

Karzai said that his country was in a state of war for the last thirty years and stressed on peace for the stability of the region.

It was also decided that the next trilateral conference would be held in Islamabad. (ANI)

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