PM Khan to make maiden visit to Kabul tomorrow

ISLAMABAD/KABUL: Prime Minister Imran Khan will make his first visit to Afghanistan on 19 November 2020, on the invitation of Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani. 

The visit, which will last only for a day will include Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Adviser on Commerce to the Prime Minister, Razak Dawood and other senior Pakistani officials. 

A statement issued by the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Pakistan stated, “On the invitation of President @ashrafghani, PM 

@ImranKhanPTI is visiting #Kabul on 19 Nov 2020. The visit will focus on further deepening bilateral ties b/w & , #AfghanPeaceProcess & regional economic development & connectivity.” 

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (left), Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan (right)

Prime Minister Khan’s visit will invlude several high level meetings between Pakistani and Afghan officials which will focus on “building on the sustained engagement between the two countries in recent months for enhancing bilateral cooperation in diverse fields”.

Previously, Razaq Dawood had visited Afghanistan for three days to discuss bilateral trade and investment ties between the two neighbours. 

During Dawood’s visit, Pakistan and Afghanistan held a meeting of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Coordination Authority (APTTCA) in which a revised transit treaty was also discussed. 

People of Pak-Afghan region are bonded together from centuries with love and respect.#PakAfghanCivilSocietyForum #PACSF #Pakistan #Afghanistan #SoutAsia #Asia

Posted by Pak-Afghan Civil Society Forum on Monday, 30 May 2016

Pakistan and Afghanistan enjoy strong ties which are expected to be bolstered during this historic visit. 

The visit of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation Chairman Dr. Abdullah Abdullah earlier this year was another prominent event in current Pakistan-Afghan relations.

Abdullah had said, “After many troubling years, we now need to go beyond the usual stale rhetoric and shadowy conspiracy theories that have held us back.”

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