President Ghani To Visit Pakistan At The End Of June

President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday during his Eid remarks said he has accepted Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s invitation and that he will visit Islamabad on June 27. 

Ghani also said that he had a productive meeting with Imran Khan in Saudi Arabia this week but still need practical steps.

“’Introductory’ meetings are not required; there should be practical meetings,” Ghani said.

President Ashraf Ghani met Prime Minister Khan on June 1 on the sidelines of the 14th summit of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Saudi Arabia and discussed the Afghan peace process and bilateral ties.

Khan assured Ghani that Islamabad will support Kabul in bringing peace and stability in Afghanistan, the Pakistani Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to a peaceful and stable Afghanistan. He also underlined Pakistan’s firm support for an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process for political solution in Afghanistan,” the statement said.

The statement added that Ghani and Khan will further discuss security and economic issues in the forthcoming visit of the Afghan president to Islamabad.

Meanwhile, the Presidential Palace in a statement said that Ghani and Khan also discussed issues around regional connectivity as well as trade and transit.

The statement said that Khan promised to resolve the problem over the closure of Pakistan airspace to Afghan flights between Kabul and New Delhi.

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