PM Imran discusses Afghan peace process with Ghani

Reaffirms Pakistan’s commitment to a peaceful and stable Afghanistan


Our Correspondent May 31, 2019
Prime Minister Imran Khan meets Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the 14th Islamic Summit in Makkah, Saudi Arabia on Friday. PHOTO: PID

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday held a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the 14th Islamic Summit being held in Makkah and exchanged views on bilateral relations and Afghan peace and reconciliation process.

According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, the prime minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to a peaceful and stable Afghanistan. He also underlined Pakistan’s firm support for an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process for political solution in the war-torn country.

The forthcoming visit of President Ashraf Ghani to Pakistan would provide an opportunity to further focus on political, security, economic and people-to-people aspects of Pakistan-Afghanistan relations, the statement said.



PM Imran also met Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al Sisi and exchanged views on a range of bilateral, regional and international matters. The issues being faced by Muslim Ummah, also came under discussion, the communique added.

The two leaders agreed to comprehensively upgrade cooperation in all fields, and to increase the frequency of bilateral political contacts and exchanges.

The prime minister arrived in Jeddah Thursday, visited Masjid-e-Nabwi in Medina and then left for Makkah to take part in the 14th Islamic Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

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