Afghanistan accuses Pakistan of air strikes ahead of leaders' talks

Apr 07, 2018, 00:38
Afghanistan accuses Pakistan of air strikes ahead of leaders' talks

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will embark on a landmark visit to Kabul on Friday on the invitation of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Pakistan's Foreign Office said.

"The Prime Minister will also meet senior Afghan political leaders", read the statement.

In a statement, its foreign affairs ministry said Pakistan's security forces were countering militant groups based in Afghanistan that launch attacks across the border.

The premier will hold consultations with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah over the visit.

Abbasi also announced a gift of 40,000 tons of wheat for the Afghan people and announced a waiver of additional regulatory duty on Afghan exports to Pakistan in order to help improve the Afghan economy.

Military officials of the two countries met on Thursday in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi, where Pakistan shared details of the operations with Afghanistan, it added.

To promote regional economic integration, the two countries are participating in key trans-regional initiatives - Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline and Central Asia-South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (CASA-1000).

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The Afghan president and PM Abbasi further reaffirmed their resolve to build trust and confidence between the two countries by working closely for peace, prosperity and stability in both the states.

Abbasi recently joined the Afghan president in Herat to inaugurate the TAPI gas pipeline project.

The two leaders discussed the entire gamut of Pak-Afghan relations including peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan, counter-terrorism, return of Afghan refugees, bilateral trade and regional connectivity.

Since then, several attempts have been made, with little success, to resume the stalled peace process by a four-nation group comprising of Pakistan, Afghanistan, the USA and China.

Pakistan had brokered the first round of direct talks between the fragile Afghan government and Taliban in Islamabad in July 2015.

Afghanistan should focus on plugging gaps on its side of the border and refrain from the "blame game", the ministry said.

It was during his meeting with Janjua that Ghani invited Abbasi to Kabul to "initiate a state-to-state comprehensive dialogue".

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