Afghan President Ghani visits GHQ

RAWALPINDI: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani who is on a two day official visit to Pakistan met Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif at the General Headquarters on Friday.

The Afghan president and COAS discussed bilateral relations during their meeting. President Ghani appreciated Pakistan’s efforts to fight terrorism and sacrifices rendered by the nation.

President Ghani said Afghanistan wants to bolster security and defence ties with Pakistan including cooperation in training and border management. He also assured of Afghanistan’s support to jointly curb the menace of terrorism.

Upon his arrival at the GHQ, the Afghan president was received by COAS General Raheel Sharif and was presented a guard of honour by a contingent of the Pakistan Army.

According to the ISPR, the Afghan president was accompanied by Defence Minister General Bismillah Muhammadi, Afghan Chief of General Staff, General Sher Muhammad Karimi, senior ministers and Afghan security officials.

A floral wreath was laid by the Afghan president at the Shuhda Monument and offered Fateha.

The Afghan delegation was provided a detailed briefing on the security situation at the Pak-Afghan border. National Security Advisor Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Foreign Secretary Mr. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Defence Secretary Lieutenant General (Retired) Alam Khattak and DG ISI Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar were also present.