ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will embark on one-day Kabul visit on September 15.
It will be his first foreign trip in incumbent position following the invitation of his Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani.
The visit is deemed interesting and full of challenges for Qureshi who will hold a significant meeting with Afghan president Ashraf Ghani. The foreign minister will extend the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Ghani for Pakistan visit.
Pakistan will reiterate its peace offer to Afganistan and will stress upon sorting out Afghan issue through negotiations.
Qureshi had announced to make his maiden foreign visit to Kabul after meeting with United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
During the meeting, matters related to situation in Afghanistan and Afghan peace talks also came under discussion, while war on terror and Pakistan’s role were also discussed.
The Secretary had emphasized the important role Pakistan could play in bringing about a negotiated peace in Afghanistan, and conveyed the need for Pakistan to take sustained and decisive measures against terrorists and militants threatening regional peace and stability.
He said that peaceful solution to Afghanistan is needed to be searched which is in the interest of Pakistan and the United States.—NNI