Kabul, June 9 : Afghan President Ashraf Ghani hosted Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa for a meeting in Kabul on Tuesday. The meeting comes close on the heels of the meeting between Gen Bajwa and US peace envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad in Islamabad on Sunday where they are reported to have discussed the Afghan peace process in detail.
According to Pakistan daily Express Tribune Khalilzad had also held a meeting with a Taliban delegation in Qatar on Monday. During the meeting, Pakistan and the US pledged to continue working together to bring peace to Afghanistan and claimed Pakistan's Inter-Services Public Relations. Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director-General Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed and Pakistan’s special envoy on Afghanistan Muhammad Sadiq are reported to have accompanied Gen Bajwa during his visit to Kabul.
This is the first visit to Kabul by any high-ranking Pakistani official since the start of Ashraf Ghani’s second term in office. An official release from Pakistan military's Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that during the meeting matters of “mutual interest, overall security situation including Afghan refugees issue and Afghan reconciliation process and Pak-Afghan border management” were discussed. (UNI)