Afghan President Ashraf Ghani meets PM Imran, discusses regional security


ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday has met Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan at PM House in Islamabad and discussed matters of mutual interest.During the meeting, both the leaders also deliberated on the regional security and trade relations.Ghani, who was welcomed by Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce, Industries and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood on his arrival in Islamabad, received guard of honor at the PM House.

The Afghan president was accompanied by a high-level delegation including ministers, advisors, senior officials and businessmen. They are scheduled to have a meeting with President Dr Arif Alvi.

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 and people-to-people exchanges.

President Ghani will also travel to Lahore where he will participate in a business forum that will be attended by business representatives from both 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.

In a statement, the Foreign Office spokesperson said the people of Pakistan and Afghanistan are bound by fraternal ties reinforced by historical, religious, linguistic and cultural affinities. Closer engagement between the leaders will help foster a stronger and multi-faceted relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan.