National interests of Pakistan demand there is peace and stability in Afghanistan, visiting Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri said here Friday.
"History tells us the peace and stability in Afghanistan or absence of them in Afghanistan has a positive or negative impact on Pakistan," Kasuri further said at a joint press conference with his Afghan counterpart Rangin Dadfar Spanta.
If there are acts of terrorism and suicide bombings in Afghanistan, there will also be terrorism and suicide bombings in Pakistan, Kasuri said, adding the two countries should cooperate in fighting terrorism instead of complaining each other.
Spanta said linkages between Central Asia and South Asia are impossible without cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan, adding the two sides should strengthen bilateral and regional cooperation including fighting cross-border terrorists together.
Afghanistan and Pakistan share a 2,400-km border. In the recent past, Afghanistan sometimes accused Pakistan of not preventing Taliban militants from across the border to carry out attacks in Afghanistan. But Pakistan denied the accusation and insisted that it has deployed 80,000 troops along the border to fight Taliban insurgents.