ISLAMABAD, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Pakistani Foreign Ministry said Friday that the country would form five joint working groups with Afghanistan to boost cooperation in different areas including security and intelligence sharing.
Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa had floated the proposal during his talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Oct. 1. Pakistan has now formally shared details of the groups.
"In the follow-up to that visit (of the army chief) five working groups are being formulated on the basis of a proposal made by Pakistan," the Foreign Ministry spokesman Muhammad Faisal said.
He said the working groups will "enhance cooperation on counter-terrorism, intelligence sharing, military, economy, trade and transit interaction, refugees' repatriation and connectivity".