Pakistan prime minister pledges support for new Afghan president

November 15, 2014 12:42 PM

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Pakistan prime minister pledges support for new Afghan president

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Looking to overcome years of mistrust and hostility between their two nations, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, promised on Saturday to boost security and trade ties.

The two neighbors have accused each other in the past of harboring anti-government Taliban insurgents across their shared border, and bilateral relations were often tempestuous under the previous Afghan president, Hamid Karzai.

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