Afghan President to visit Pakistan this week

Afghan President to visit Pakistan this week

Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will arrive in Pakistan on an official two-day trip on Thursday, the media reported.

According to Pakistan’s Dunya News, Ghani will hold meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan and other high-level officials during his visit.

Sources said that Ghani will also visit Lahore on Friday and will offer prayers at the Mughal-era Badshahi Mosque.

The visit was agreed on after Ghani met Khan on the sidelines of a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Saudi Arabia.

During their meeting, the two leaders had exchanged views on bilateral relations and the Afghan peace process.

Khan had reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to a peaceful and stable Afghanistan, reports Dunya News.

He had also underlined Pakistan’s firm support for an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process for political settlement in the war-torn neighbouring country.

Ghani’s visit comes ahead of the seventh round of peace talks between US and Taliban negotiators slated to be held on Saturday. The venue is currently not known.

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