President Ghani and Pakistani Prime Minister Abbasi discussed a range of issues relating to Afghanistan-Pakistan Action plan for peace and solidarity, counter-terrorism, air and border violations, return of Afghanistan refugees, bilateral trade, the construction of the Quetta-Kandahar railways and the construction of Peshawar-Jalalabad railway.


President Ghani and Pakistani Prime Minister Abbasi discussed a range of issues relating to Afghanistan-Pakistan Action plan for peace and solidarity, counter-terrorism, air and border violations, return of Afghanistan refugees, bilateral trade, the construction of the Quetta-Kandahar railways and the construction of Peshawar-Jalalabad railway.

The Pakistani PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi traveled to Kabul Friday morning and was officially welcomed by president Ashraf Ghani in the presidential palace.

“We welcome all the choices that help us building confidence to prevent misunderstandings and claims,” Shah Hussain Mortazavi, the acting press secretary of presidential palace said.
For a while, Afghanistan and Pakistani foreign ministers negotiate on “Pakistan-Afghanistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS)” to build confidence.

During the meeting, both sides discussed a range of issues relating to Afghanistan-Pakistan relations including peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan, counter-terrorism, the return of Afghan refugees, bilateral trade and regional connectivity.

They also agreed to hold an early meeting of the Joint Economic Commission to take forward planning and implementation of key rail road gas pipeline and energy projects that would integrate Pakistan and Afghanistan with Central Asia.

Abbasi also met with other senior Afghanistan political leaders including CEO Abdullah Abdullah, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Mohammad Mohaqiq, Mohammad Karim Khalili, and Sayed Hamed Gailani.

Pakistani prime minister traveled to Kabul while the country’s forces have targeted regions in Kunar province.
President Ghani reiterated that the current situation does not benefit anyone and that any concerns in this respect should be addressed through talks.

It is worth mentioning that state to state negotiation to curb terrorism was the major issue of the meeting.


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