PM in Kabul to hold talks with Afghan leadership


KABUL: PM Nawaz Sharif has reached in Kabul on a-day official visit to Afghanistan short while before.


He is received by Foreign Minister Afghanistan Salahuddin Rabbani and Minister of Finance Eklil Hakimi.

He was invited by the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is accompanied by Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and senior officials.

This is Prime Minister’s second visit to Afghanistan and the first after the installation of National Unity Government in Kabul.

Earlier, the Prime Minister visited Afghanistan on 30 November 2013.

During the visit, the Prime Minister will have one- on- one meeting with President Ashraf Ghani. Other engagements of the Prime Minister will include a meeting with Afghan Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and delegation-level talks with the Afghan side.

The Prime Minister’s visit is taking place at a time when bilateral relations between the two countries are underpinned by unprecedented warmth, mutual trust and a shared vision of working in lockstep to build a peaceful and stable region.

The Prime Minister’s visit to Afghanistan would further strengthen the positive momentum in bilateral relations and help intensify common endeavours in the pursuit of durable peace, stability and prosperity in the region.