Islamabad: Review Session of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity will be held in
Islamabad today (Monday).
A statement by the foreign ministry yesterday said Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood will lead the Pakistan
delegation while the Afghan side will be led by Deputy Foreign Minister Idrees Zaman.
The APAPPS was established in May 2018 to provide a comprehensive and structured framework for
institutional bilateral engagement between Pakistan and Afghanistan in diverse areas of cooperation.
The mechanism works through five Working Groups namely: Politico-Diplomatic; Military-to-Military
Coordination; Intelligence Cooperation; Economic and Refugees.
The inaugural session of APAPPS was held in Kabul on July 22, 2018 where the two sides had agreed to
synergize efforts to enhance bilateral cooperation and build trust.
“The forthcoming session will provide the two sides an opportunity to review progress made under this
framework since the inaugural session and to exchange views on further collaboration in agreed areas of
cooperation,” the statement said.