Afghan President Ghani arrives Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is arriving in Islamabad today (Friday) on his first ever visit to Pakistan on the invitation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for indepth discussion on bilateral issues, regional situation and to further expand bilateral ties.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Ms. Tasnim Aslam while giving the details of the two-day visit of Afghan President on November 14 and 15 said that the Afghan President would be accompanied by a high-level delegation including senior leaders, cabinet ministers, high ranking officials and business representatives.

She said it is the first visit of President Ashraf Ghani to Pakistan after assuming office in September 2014 and expressed the hope that the visit of President Ghani would help advance this process of consolidation and further expansion of Pakistan-Afghanistan relations to the mutual benefit of the two countries and of peace stability and development in the region.

During the visit Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Ashraf Ghani would hold in depth consultations on all dimensions of Pakistan-Afghanistan relations with a particular focus on bilateral political engagement trade and economic cooperation, border security and counter terrorism energy and connectivity reconstruction and rehabilitation and people to people contacts.

The Prime Minister would also host a luncheon in honour of President Ashraf Ghani.

President Mamnoon Hussain will have a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani and also host a banquet in his honour.

She said all aspects of bilateral relations including security border management and all other issues of mutual interest will be discussed during the visit of President Ashraf Ghani.