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Pakistani delegation to arrive in Kabul today: MoFA

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A Pakistani delegation led by the Chief Minister (CM) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province will arrive Kabul today (on Tuesday), said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

Ahmad Shekib Mustaghni, a spokesman for the MoFA, told Radio Azadi that the delegation will hold meetings with President Ashraf Ghani, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah and other officials.

“The meetings will be focused on expansion of trade and transit relations between the two countries,” he said.

He added that the delegation will be led by Pervez Khattak, the CM of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

According to a press statement issued by Pakistan’s embassy in Kabul, the country’s Minister of Commerce, Khurram Dastgir Khan, will also pay a two-day visit to Kabul on Tuesday. The statement said that visit was aimed at expansion of trade relations between the two countries.

Muhammad Nazir Ahmadzai, The second deputy speaker of Wolesi Jirga, said that the reciprocal visits by the two countries officials will help in further improvement of bilateral relations.

“The two countries should sincerely cooperate in brining lasting peace to the region and should not cling to old policies,” he added.

It is worth mentioning that relations between the two countries have considerably improved since formation of the new government. However, some political experts urge the Afghan government to practice caution in its relations with Pakistan.

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