Abdullah invited on state visit to Pakistan
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif has invited Afghanistan’s chief executive officer Abdullah Abdullah to pay an official visit to Islamabad, the country’s ambassador said here on Thursday.
Syed Abrar Hussain extended the invitation to Abdullah at his office in Kabul , the CEO’s office said in a statement, which quoted Hussain as saying they hoped Abdullah’s Pakistan visit would help further improve relations and cooperation between the two countries.
The Pakistani envoy also offered condolences to Abdullah over the recent natural calamity in Afghanistan, in which more than 300 people lost their lives.
Abrar Hussain said Pakistan was investigating the arrest of Afghan diplomats by police in northeastern city of Peshawar and the perpetrators would be dealt with legally.
Abdullah thanked Pakistan for providing relief supplies to victims of avalanches in Afghanistan. About a week back, Pakistan sent two helicopters into Afghanistan carrying relief goods for survivors of avalanches in central Panjsher province.
Abdullah said the incident of arresting Afghan diplomats by police in Pakistan should be thoroughly investigated.
About the invitation to visit Pakistan, the CEO said the Afghan government would decide about the date and duration of the visit, the details of which would be shared through diplomatic channels.
Abdullah and the Pakistan ambassador discussed problems Afghan refugees faced across the Durand Line, their solution and efforts in this regard, the statement said.
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