KABUL: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani held a one-on-one meeting, discussing bilateral relations and issues of mutual interest, including the Afghan peace process.
According to details, a reception was held at the Afghan Presidential Palace on the arrival of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Upon arrival at the Presidential Palace, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani received Prime Minister Imran Khan.
A guard of honor was presented to Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Afghan presidential palace, and national anthems of both countries were played during the reception.
Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI is welcomed by Afghan dignitaries at ARG Presidential Palace, Kabul.— Prime Minister's Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) November 19, 2020
Visiting dignitaries including Foreign Minister @SMQureshiPTI exchanged greetings with President @ashrafghani.#PMIKinKabul pic.twitter.com/Z0AHBsZJRS
Later, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Prime Minister Imran Khan had a one-on-one meeting. Issues of mutual interest, including bilateral relations and the Afghan peace process, were discussed during the meeting.
Pak-Afghan trade and other issues of mutual interest were also discussed during the meeting.
It may be recalled that Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Kabul some time ago on his first visit to Afghanistan at the invitation of the Afghan President.
The Prime Minister is accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Trade Adviser Abdul Razzaq Dawood, Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Faiz Hameed and Special Representative for Afghanistan Muhammad Sadiq.
Strict security arrangements have been made in Kabul on the occasion of the Prime Minister’s visit.
It may be recalled that in September this year, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had a telephone conversation in which the strengthening of Pak-Afghan relations and the Afghan peace process were discussed.
Assuring Pakistan’s continued support in the Afghan peace process, the Prime Minister said that the US-Taliban peace agreement and intra-Afghan talks had begun with positive efforts.
The Prime Minister praised the steps taken to launch intra-Afghan talks in Doha and stressed the importance of the role of all Afghan parties in the ceasefire and reduction of violence, saying that all Afghan stakeholders should seize this historic opportunity.
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