Afghan and Pakistani leaders discuss peace, security, regional prosperity over phone

The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan discussed peace, security, and regional prosperity during a telephone conversation on Sunday.

According to a statement released by Prime Minister’s Office, President Ghani made a phone call to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday.

The statement further added that two leaders vowed to strengthen bilateral ties in a bid to restore peace, security, and prosperity in Afghanistan and the region.

PM Khan told President Ghani that the spirit of brotherhood defined Pakistan’s approach towards Afghanistan, the statement stated, adding that “The prolonged Afghan conflict has damaged Afghanistan and adversely affected Pakistan over the past many decades.”

The statement also added that PM Khan reiterated his vision for finding a peaceful solution to the conflict in Afghanistan through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process.

PM Khan also added that Pakistan would spare no effort to advance the common objectives of building peace in Afghanistan and having a fruitful bilateral relationship between the two brotherly countries, the statement said, adding that the Prime Minister reiterated his invitation to President Ghani to visit Pakistan for a comprehensive exchange of views on all issues of mutual interest.

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