PM, COAS to visit Kabul on Tuesday


ISLAMABAD: In a meeting of top civilian and military brass on Monday Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif decided to embark on a key visit to Afghanistan on May 12 (Tuesday). NewsONE reported.


The high-level meeting, chaired by the prime minister, was attended by the army chief, Chief of General Staff (CGS) Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat, PM’s special advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, PM’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry, and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

During the meeting, focused on Pakistan’s relationship and strategic cooperation with Afghanistan, it was decided that the prime minister and army chief will visit the neighbouring country on May 12.

The premier will meet his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani and Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul, said the foreign office.

Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry and the prime minister’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi will accompany the two on the visit to Kabul.