Turkey confirms hosting Afghanistan - Pakistan’s presidents meeting

Turkey Materials 20 April 2007 17:17

С ) - Turkey has confirmed that the presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan are scheduled to meet in Turkish capital Ankara later this month to discuss the continuous tension between the two countries.

A statement from Turkish President's Office on Friday said that Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai would arrive in Ankara on April 29 for a two-day meeting in the presence of Turkish leaders.

Musharraf and Karzai are expected to discuss the issues they disagree on and hold a joint press conference following their meeting.

Pakistan and Afghanistan have been at loggerheads for a long time over accusations that the former is failing to stop Taliban militants based in its tribal areas from launching attacks across the border.