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Abdullah invited to pay official visit to Pakistan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited Afghanistan’s chief executive officer Abdullah Abdullah to pay an official visit to Islamabad.

The CEO office said in a statement the other day that Pakistan’s ambassador to Kabul, Syed Abrar Hussain, extended the invitation to Abdullah at his office in Kabul.

The statement quoted Hussain as saying that they hoped Abdullah’s Pakistan visit would help further improve Kabul-Islamabad relations and cooperation in different sectors including economic.

The Pakistani envoy also offered condolences to Abdullah over the recent natural calamity in Afghanistan, in which more than 300 people lost their lives.

Abrar Hussain said Pakistan was investigating the arrest of Afghan diplomats by police in Peshawar city and the perpetrators would face the music.

Abdullah thanked Pakistan for providing relief aid to victims of avalanches in the country, and said that the incident of arresting Afghan diplomats by police in Pakistan should be investigated thoroughly.

Hinting at the invitation to visit Pakistan, Abdullah said the Afghan government would decide about the date and duration of the visit, the details of which would be shared through diplomatic channels.

According to the statement, the CEO and the Pakistan ambassador discussed plights of Afghan refugees on other side of the Durand Line, and said they would find better ways to resolve their problems there.

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