Pakistan PM in Kabul

Pakistan PM in KabulPakistan PM in Kabul

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited Kabul on Tuesday at the invitation of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

The direction of Afghan peace talks is likely to dominate the conversation when Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief Raheel Sharif visit Afghanistan on Tuesday, World Bulletin reported.

Their visit, to discuss “issues of mutual interest,” comes after preliminary peace talks hosted in Qatar between the Afghan government and Taliban.

Sharif, who is visiting Kabul for the second time in his current tenure, is also planned to Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah.

A senior foreign office official told Anadolu Agency, on condition of anonymity, that the focus of the talks would be on the outcome of the recent meeting in Doha.

“Building close cooperative relations with Afghanistan is a high priority in Pakistan’s foreign policy and a vital component of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s vision of a peaceful neighborhood,” said a foreign office statement released Monday.