PM Imran, Afghan President Ghani discuss bilateral ties, regional situation

PM Imran, Afghan President Ghani discuss bilateral ties, regional situation

Islamabad (Web Desk): Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Thursday and discussed bilateral ties and regional situation.

At the Prime Minister House, the distinguished guest was presented a guard of honour.

Prime Minister Imran Khan introduced the distinguished guest with members of cabinet and the federal ministers. PM Khan was also introduced with members of Afghan delegation.

The Afghan President is accompanied by a high level delegation including Ministers, advisers, senior officials and businessmen.

The premier and President Ghani held a one-on-one meeting, in which matters pertaining to bilateral cooperation in various sectors and regional situation were discussed.


The Afghan president also met Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad.

President Ghani appreciated Pakistan's efforts for peace process in Afghanistan.

Speaking on the occasion, FM Qureshi said Pakistan will continue playing its role for peace in Afghanistan with sincerity, good intentions and open heart.

He said Afghan people have suffered a lot due to the instability prevailing in Afghanistan for decades.

“Pakistan always emphasized on result-oriented talks believing that this is the only way to establish durable peace in Afghanistan”, Qureshi asserted.

He expressed confidence that the Afghan President's visit to Pakistan will bring the two countries closer and strengthen bilateral relations.

The two sides agreed to implement the already decided strategy of peace and brotherhood for betterment and welfare of the peoples of the two countries.

They exchanged views to enhance bilateral economy, trade and investment and promote cooperation in communications, energy, culture and people to people contacts.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrived in Islamabad on Thursday morning on a two-day visit to Pakistan.


PM’s Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood and other officials received the Afghan President at Nur Khan Airbase.

During the visit, President Ghani will hold meetings with President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan.

During his stay, the Afghan president will hold delegation level talks with Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The wide-ranging talks between the two sides would focus on strengthening bilateral cooperation in diverse areas  including political, trade, economic, security, peace and reconciliation, education as well as people-to-people exchanges.

President Ashraf Ghani will also hold a meeting with President Dr Arif Alvi.

The Afghan president Ghani will also participate in a business forum in Lahore. The event will be attended by business representatives from both the countries.

This is President Ghani’s third visit to Pakistan and follows the recently held first review session of the landmark Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS).