Those attending the gathering on Tuesday in the Afghan capital include Pakistan's army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation representatives.
"We have the shared interest of preventing Afghanistan from ever again becoming a safe haven for terrorism", said the commander of USA forces in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, according to a statement by the Resolute Support mission.
Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Dr. Mohammad Faisal in a tweet on Jan 31 said, "Afghan government had requested that a high level delegation comprising Interior Minister and NDS chief would like to visit Pakistan with a message from Afghan President and for discussions about cooperation between the two countries".
He also assured that Pakistani territory is not allowed to be used against any other country and Pakistan expects the same in reciprocity. "Pakistan expects reciprocation in this regard", he said. The army chief said that collaborative approach and persistence was the answer to all challenges, for which Pakistan was willing to play its part.
In a statement the military's media wing said the army chief will participate in the Chief of Defense Conference.
Shedding light on the meeting, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif had stressed the need to resolve Pak-Afghan issues bilaterally and said Pakistan "stands with its Afghan brothers in this hour of grief", referring to the recent spate of bomb-and-gun attacks in Kabul which claimed almost 200 lives.
Despite Pak-Afghan delegations meeting for talks both in Kabul and Islamabad, little headway has been made on the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS), which is a Pakistani initiative for cooperation in the areas of counterterrorism and reduction of violence, peace and reconciliation, refugees' repatriation and joint economic development.