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Sharif invites Karzai to visit Islamabad

Sharif invites Karzai to visit Islamabad

Jun 25, 2013 - 20:45

ISLAMABAD (PANinfo-icon): Pakistani Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday phoned President Hamid Karzai and invited him to visit Islamabad for talks on issues of mutual interests.

The state-owned Radio Pakistaninfo-icon said the Afghan leader had accepted Sharif’s invitation after discussing bilateral relations and regional situation.

Local media reported that the two leaders also discussed the Talibaninfo-icon’s political office in Doha and agreed to work together for bringing about lasting peace to the region.

Meanwhile, the Presidential Palace in Kabulinfo-icon confirmed the telephonic conversation, saying that Karzai would travel to Islamabad at an appropriate time.

The telephonic contact came hours after US special representative for Afghanistaninfo-icon and Pakistan James Dobbins arrived in Islamabad.

Three hours before the contract, Dobbins met Nawaz at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad.

Dobbins and Nawaz discussed Afghanistan, the withdrawal of NATOinfo-icon troops by the end of 2014, Taliban’s Doha office and other issues of mutual interest.


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