Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday extended an invitation to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to visit the war-torn country in the backdrop of botched peace talks between the United States and Afghan Taliban.
The offer was made in a telephonic conversation with the prime minister, wherein the Afghan counterpart was informed of Pakistani initiative to open the Torkhum border. Imran also condemned the suicide attack on Ghani’s political rally wherein at least 48 people were killed.
On Wednesday, PM Imran said that he would urge US President Donald Trump next week to revive Afghanistan peace talks with the Afghan Taliban.
Ghani visited Pakistan in June on a two-day trip aimed at strengthening ties between the two countries. According to a statement by the Prime Minister Office (PMO) issued at the culmination of the Afghan president’s visit, both leaders “agreed to open a new chapter of friendship and cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan, based on mutual trust and harmony for the benefit of the two peoples and countries and for advancing the cause of peace, stability and prosperity in the region”