Peace in Afghanistan: PM reassures Ghani of Pakistan’s commitment

Business Recorder

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday re-assured Afghan President Ashraf Ghani of Pakistan’s commitment to advance the common objectives of building peace in Afghanistan and having a fruitful bilateral relationship between the two brotherly countries.

According to the media office of the PM House, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani made a telephone call to Prime Minister Imran Khan during which the two leaders exchanged views on matters relating to peace, security and prosperity in Afghanistan and the region.

It stated that Prime Minister Khan conveyed to the Afghan president that the spirit of brotherhood defined Pakistan’s approach towards Afghanistan. “The prolonged Afghan conflict had damaged Afghanistan and adversely affected Pakistan over the past many decades. For the sake of the two peoples, the aim of the leadership should be to help build peace, promote economic progress, and advance connectivity for regional prosperity”, the prime minister was further quoted to have told Afghan President Ghani.

It stated that the prime minister reiterated his vision for finding a peaceful solution in Afghanistan, fully owned and led by the Afghans themselves and underlined that Pakistan will spare no effort to advance the common objectives of building peace in Afghanistan and having a fruitful bilateral relationship between the two brotherly countries.

“Both leaders agreed to make efforts for availing the geographic locations of Afghanistan and Pakistan to enhance regional connectivity and realize the true economic potential of the two countries for assured socio-economic development, alleviation of poverty, and welfare of the two peoples”, the PM House further stated.

Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated his invitation to President Ashraf Ghani to visit Pakistan for a comprehensive exchange of views on all issues of mutual interest. Dates for the visit would be decided though mutual consultations, it added.