95. Editorial Note

On September 10 and 11, Afghan and Pakistani Cabinet Ministers, including Foreign Minister Naim, raised the Pakistani flag at [Page 191] ceremonies in Kabul and Jalalabad. A Pakistani Cabinet Minister then raised the Afghan flag at a ceremony on September 12 at Peshawar. Immediately after these ceremonies, Pakistan and Afghanistan reopened the Consulates and trade agencies.

The Department of State was pleased that the two nations had amicably settled this protracted dispute. “We believe successful conclusion agreement resulted from statesmanlike and conciliatory efforts of both sides,” it cabled the Embassies at Kabul and Karachi. “We are hopeful new period cordial relations between two countries being commenced.” (Telegram 566 to Karachi, September 10; Department of State, Central Files, 689.90D/9–855)