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PM Khan, President Ghani discuss measures to reduce poverty in the region

By Tariq Butt

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani made a telephone call to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday, according to a statement issued by the Foreign Office (FO).

Imran and Ghani agreed to realise the true economic potential of the two countries for assured socio-economic development, alleviation of poverty, and welfare of the two peoples.

They also agreed to make efforts for availing the geographic locations of Afghanistan and Pakistan to enhance regional connectivity during a telephonic conversation on Sunday, the FO’s statement said.

The two leaders exchanged views on matters relating to peace, security and prosperity in Afghanistan and the region, it added.

Imran stated that the spirit of brotherhood defined Pakistan’s approach towards Afghanistan.

The prolonged Afghan conflict had damaged Afghanistan and adversely affected Pakistan over the past many decades. For the sake of the two peoples, the aim of the leadership should be to help build peace, promote economic progress, and advance connectivity for regional prosperity. The prime minister reiterated his vision for finding a peaceful solution in Afghanistan, fully owned and led by the Afghans themselves.

Imran underlined that Pakistan will spare no effort to advance the common objectives of building peace in Afghanistan and having a fruitful bilateral relationship between the two brotherly countries.

Imran reiterated his invitation to Ghani to visit Pakistan for a comprehensive exchange of views on all issues of mutual interest. Dates for the visit would be decided though mutual consultations. 

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