Afghanistan President to visit Pakistan, seeks to improve bilateral ties

Afghanistan President to visit Pakistan, seeks to improve bilateral ties

Kabul: Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said he has accepted PM Imran’s Khan invitation and will visit Islamabad on June 27 seeking to improve biltareal relations between the two countries.

President Ashraf Ghani met Prime Minister Khan on June 1 on the sidelines of the 14th summit of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Saudi Arabia where he discussed the bilateral relations and Afghan peace & reconciliation process.

President Ghani said that he had a productive meeting with Imran Khan in Saudi Arabia this week but still need practical steps.

He said “Introductory’ meetings are not required; there should be practical meetings, Tolo news reported.

Meanwhile, Pakistani Prime Minister’s Office quoted ” PM Imran Khan assured Ghani that Islamabad will support Kabul in bringing peace and stability in Afghanistan.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to a peaceful and stable Afghanistan. He also underlined Pakistan’s firm support for an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process for political solution in Afghanistan,” the statement said.

The statement added that Ghani and Khan will further discuss security and economic issues in the forthcoming visit of the Afghan president to Islamabad.

The Presidential Palace said that Ghani and Khan also discussed issues around regional connectivity as well as trade and transit.

The statement said that Khan promised to resolve the problem over the closure of Pakistan airspace to Afghan flights between Kabul and New Delhi.


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