Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is expected to visit Pakistan on August 26 to rebuild relations stalled since long and for talks on resuscitating the peace process with the Taliban.
A source in the Afghan presidency said Karzai would be traveling to Pakistan on August 26.
Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesman Janan Musazai said a comprehensive agenda was being worked out for Karzai.
Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz delivered the invitation to Karzai during his visit to Kabul last month.
This would be Karzai’s first trip to Pakistan in almost a year and a half.
He will also discuss economic cooperation and the issue of Afghan refugees, the report added.
All stakeholders, including the Taliban, have expressed interest in getting past the fracas over the name of the Doha office and raising the flag that led to closure of the militants’ office. There are indications that the political office will be relocated to some other country. Kabul has indicated its preferences – Turkey or Saudi Arabia.
Pakistan first helped the Taliban open the Doha office and is now being pressured to play its part in coaxing them back into talks.
Karzai will also discuss economic cooperation and the issue of Afghan refugees.