PM Abbasi reaches Kabul on one day visit

Apr 07, 2018, 01:22
PM Abbasi reaches Kabul on one day visit

President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi held talks in Kabul on Friday where they agreed to seven key principles to finalize Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS).

Kabul also routinely accuses Pakistani security forces of launching cross-border fire on Afghan villages.

The PM, accompanied by several other top Pakistani officials on the trip - his first to Kabul since becoming prime minister previous year - will hold meetings with a string of Afghan officials, according to Ghani's spokesman, Shah Hussain Murtazawi.

PM Abbasi is visiting the Afghan capital at the invitation of Afghan President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani, according to the Foreign Office.

Abbasi's planned visit to Kabul comes as the Afghan foreign ministry Thursday accused Pakistan's air force of violating the country's airspace and bombing its border areas.

During his visit, Abbasi would also discuss with the Afghan leadership ways to facilitate travel between the two countries, assist education and medical treatment of Afghan nationals in Pakistan and expand trade and transit facilitation between the two countries.

FO spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said in a series of tweets clarified that Pakistani security forces are undertaking counter-terrorism operations in Bajaur Agency, directed against terrorist groups who continue to attack Pakistan from their sanctuaries based on Afghan soil.

Military officials of the two countries met on April 5 in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi, where Pakistan shared details of the operations with Afghanistan, the ministry said.

She noted the meaningful role that Pakistan, partnering with the United States, could play in achieving a peaceful resolution in Afghanistan, a press release by the USA embassy had said. Pakistan, however, insists its influence over the militant group has been exaggerated.

USA and Afghan officials have long alleged sanctuaries on Pakistani soil have enabled the Taliban to sustain and expand its violent campaign on the Afghan side.

The United States has welcomed Islamabad's renewed diplomatic reengagement with Kabul, saying an improved mutual relationship is essential for regional efforts against terrorism. The need for strengthening regional connectivity and energy supply from Central Asia to Pakistan via Afghanistan also figured at the meeting.

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