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Ghani, Imran Khan discuss Afghan peace, Covid-19

Ghani, Imran Khan discuss Afghan peace, Covid-19

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Aug 03, 2020 - 21:01

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Monday felicitated Prime Minister of Pakistaninfo-icon Imran Khan on Eid-ul-Azha during a telephonic conversation, a statement said.

President Ghani called Prime Minister Imran Khan today(Monday) and extended felicitations on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, the statement from the Presidential Palace said.

Prime Minister Imran Khan reciprocated the Eid Greetings and observed that this year, Eid-ul-Azha came when the international community was facing a number of challenges, including COVID-19.

He commiserated with President Ghani on the loss of lives in Afghanistaninfo-icon due to COVID-19 and expressed the hope that COVID-19 would be successfully contained.

Khan informed President Ghani of his government’s strategy against COVID-19 in Pakistan with the particular emphasis on saving lives, securing livelihoods, and stimulating economy.

The two leaders also discussed the latest stage in the Afghan Peace Process. Prime Minister Imran Khan highlighted Pakistan’s positive contribution to the peace process, strongly stressing that peace in Afghanistan was of paramount importance.

The Prime Minister expressed the hope that the current momentum would be further built to implement the US-Talibaninfo-icon Peace Agreement in its entirety leading to Intra-Afghan Negotiations at the earliest.

Referring to various institutional mechanisms between the two countries, Imran Khan highlighted the importance of working together to further strengthen bilateral relations and said Pakistan looked forward to the next session of Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) at the earliest.

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