Prime Minister—Imran Khan and the President of Afghanistan—Ashraf Ghani held a one-on-one meeting at the Prime Minister House on Thursday. They stressed on solidifying the bilateral cooperation in the different areas especially in trade, security and people-to-people contacts.
The PM Khan and the Afghan President stressed on the commonalities of culture, religion and history that are present between the 2 neighbouring nations.
The Prime Minister said that Pakistan was always in support of the Afghan-owned and Afghan-led solution to the issue. Both sides called on for the need for strong relations for ensuring that the peace and security in the region are maintained.
Later, the two leaders led their sides at the delegation-level talks, which encircled wide-ranging areas which includes political, economic, trade, peace, security and reconciliation, education and people-to-people exchanges.
The delegation from Pakistan included Shah Mehmood Qureshi—the foreign minister of Pakistan, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan—the Special Assistant to PM on Information, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain—the Minister for Science and Technology, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed—Minister for Railways, Murad Saeed—MNA, Sohail Mehmood—the Foreign Secretary and Dr Hafeez Sheikh—the Adviser to PM on Finance.
Previously, the PM Khan and President Ghani had met on the 31st of May on the sidelines of the summit of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.