KABUL, Nov 19 (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday arrived in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on a day-long official visit to boost bilateral ties between the two countries.
Afghan Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs Mohammad Haneef Atmar and Afghanistan’s Special Representative for Pakistan Umer Daudzai received the prime minister on his arrival at Hamid Karzai International Airport.
The Prime Minister’s entourage included Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, PM’s Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, Director General Inter Services Intelligence Lt Gen Faiz Hamid, Special Representative for Afghanistan Muhammad Sadiq and senior officials.
Pakistan’s ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmad Khan and the embassy officials were present.
On the invitation of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, this is Prime Minister Imran Khan’s first visit to Afghanistan since he assumed office in 2018.
The programme in Kabul includes tete-e-tete with President Ghani, delegation-level talks, and joint press stake-out.
The focus of the talks between two leaders will be strengthening of bilateral relations, the Afghan peace process and regional economic development.
The Prime Minister’s visit is part of regular high-level exchanges between Pakistan and Afghanistan.