KABUL:Prime Minister Sharif is visiting Afghanistan on the invitation of Hamid Karzai. Prime Minister Sharif is accompanied by his Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi and Secretary Foreign Affairs Jalil Abbas Jilani and other officials.
Member National Assembly and Chairman Pakhtunkhawa Milli Awami Party Mahmood Khan Achakzai is also accompanying the Prime Minister.
The two leaders will hold in depth consultations on all issues of common interest including the evolving situation in the region and ways to further deepen and broaden Pakistan Afghanistan bilateral relations in all dimensions.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Saturday arrived here on a day-long visit to Afghanistan, at the invitation of Afghan President Hamid Karzai to discuss regional situation.
Prior to departure from Islamabad, the prime minister said that the peace in the region hinges on the peace, stability and prosperity in Afghanistan.
PM Nawaz Sharif said that Afghanistan was a brotherly neighbouring country with which Pakistan would like to establish best of its relations by extending all out co-operation in the ongoing Afghan efforts relating to the successful completion of reconciliation process ensuring peace in the region.
Earlier, foreign office spokesman, Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry giving details said earlier, President Hamid Karzai had visited Pakistan on August 26-27, this year at the invitation of the Prime Minister.
He said the two leaders also met at the Trilateral Summit in London on October 29, 2013. The Prime Minister’s visit is taking place at a time when important political and security transitions are underway in Afghanistan, marked by forthcoming elections and NATO/ISAF troop draw-down during 2014.