The advisor said that the summit was taking place under the long shadows of terrorism, turmoil and continuing conflicts worldwide. Within last week alone, the world witnessed major terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, he added.
Sartaj said in Pakistan, operation Zarb-i-Azb in North Waziristan and concerted operations in other parts of the country against terrorists had been very successful and as a result, dividends started reaching the people of Pakistan.
“We appreciate acknowledgement of our contributions by the international community. We expect that as we intensify our efforts to facilitate the peace process in Afghanistan, they will also capitalise on the dividends of these counter-terrorism operations to facilitate this process,” the press release quoted the Sartaj Aziz.