ISLAMABAD: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday referred to as upon Prime Minister Imran Khan on the Prime Minister Home, the place he was offered a guard of honor.
The premier and President Ghani held a one-on-one assembly, during which issues pertaining to bilateral cooperation in numerous sectors and the regional state of affairs got here below dialogue.
President Ghani additionally met with International Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and “appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for the peace course of in Afghanistan”.
President Ashraf Ghani arrived in Islamabad earlier within the day on a two-day go to geared toward strengthening ties between the 2 international locations. He was accompanied by his ministers, advisers and a enterprise delegation.
The go to got here lower than every week after Pakistan hosted Afghan opposition leaders to debate methods to peace and finish an 18-year-long warfare in Afghanistan. Efforts have intensified to achieve a political settlement with the Taliban who management about 56.three % of the whole districts and finish a long time of warfare in Afghanistan.
Upon arrival, Ghani was obtained by Adviser to PM for Commerce, Textile and Business Manufacturing, Abdul Razak Dawood, at Nur Khan airbase.
“It is very important see what number of regional international locations, equivalent to Pakistan, is prepared and what sort of assist it could possibly present for peace in Afghanistan,” mentioned Haroon Chakhansuri, a spokesman for Ghani in Kabul, earlier than latter’s departure.
The International Workplace mentioned the go to would deal with boosting cooperation in areas from safety and peace and reconciliation to commerce and the financial system, including that officers and a enterprise delegation would accompany Ghani.
President Ghani will maintain delegation stage talks with Prime Minister Imran Khan. The wide-ranging talks would deal with strengthening bilateral cooperation in all fields together with safety and commerce. Ghani can even name upon President Dr. Arif Alvi.
The Afghan president, who’s on his third go to to Pakistan since 2014, can even journey to Lahore the place he’ll take part in a enterprise discussion board attended by company representatives from each the international locations.
Ghani, earlier this 12 months, accused Pakistan of meddling in inside politics, saying the keys to the warfare are within the cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, the place its authorities and army are based mostly, and Quetta, “location of a key group of Taliban leaders”.
Pakistani officers categorically denied supporting the Taliban and mentioned that Islamabad strongly favors a political settlement to take care of stability in Afghanistan. Nevertheless, Afghan officers, below the affect of large Indian funding, stored making an attempt to trick Pakistan into their blame-game-trap.