Afghan President meets Imran Khan, discusses regional issues

ISLAMABAD: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met with Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed matters related to the region.

The Afghan president, who is in the country on a two-day official visit on the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan was given a guard of honour on arrival at the PM House.

PM Imran Khan warmly greeted the Afghan president upon his arrival. Ashraf Ghani also inspected the guard of honour.

During the meeting, PM Imran and the Afghan president discussed regional security and the ongoing peace process.

The Afghan president is accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising key ministers and senior officials.

Earlier, Afghan President Ghani called on Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and said he appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for the peace process in the country.

Qureshi during the meeting with the Afghan president said Pakistan will continue to play its role for peace in Afghanistan with sincerity, good intentions and an open heart.

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 (APAPPS). Other important bilateral exchanges in recent weeks have included the telephonic call between President Ghani and PM Imran, bilateral meeting between the two leaders on the sidelines of OIC Summit in Makkah and visits of Afghan National Security Adviser and Minister for Refugees to Pakistan.