ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will pay a one-day visit to Kabul on Tuesday as a part of efforts to further strengthen the positive momentum in bilateral relations with Afghanistan.
His visit will be undertaken at the invitation of the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, the Foreign Office spokesman Khalil Ullah Qazi in a statement issued in Islamabad on Monday.
The Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry and senior officials will accompany Nawaz Sharif during the visit.
During his visit, the prime minister will have tête-à-tête with President Ashraf Ghani who will also host a luncheon for Nawaz Sharif.
Sharif will also hold a meeting with the Afghan Chief Executive Dr Abdullah Abdullah and delegation-level talks with the Afghan side.
“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,” the foreign office spokesman said.
The visit comes days after a delegation of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) led by its Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zaradri visited Kabul to hold meetings with the Afghan leadership.
The PPP delegation held discussions on topics related to Pak-Afghan bilateral relations, efforts for bringing peace in the region and the Afghan reconciliation process during talks with the Afghan leaders.