PM Imran Khan embarks on maiden visit to Afghanistan

PM Imran Khan embarks on maiden visit to Afghanistan

Kabul (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Kabul on his maiden visit to Afghanistan on Thursday.


Upon arrival at Kabul airport, the premier was received by Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar and Afghan President's Special Representative for Pakistan Mohammad Umer Daudzai and senior officials, the Radio Pakistan reported.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani gave a warm welcome to Prime Minister Imran Khan upon his arrival at Presidential Palace in Kabul where he received guard of honor.

Since assuming the office, this is Prime Minister Imran Khan's first-ever visit to Kabul to hold talks with the Afghan leadership on the entire spectrum of bilateral relations and the Afghan peace process.

According to a statement by the PM Office, the premier's visit includes one-on-one meeting with President Ashraf Ghani, delegation-level talks and a joint press stakeout.

“The visit will help foster a stronger and multi-faceted relationship between the two brotherly countries,” the statement added.

The prime minister is accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, DG ISI Lt Gen Faiz Hamid, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mehmood, Special Representative for Afghanistan Muhammad Sadiq and other senior officials.