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The Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sartaj Aziz, will be visiting Kabul on 19 October 2014 as the Special Envoy of the Prime Minister.

The purpose of the visit is to convey Prime Minister’s formal invitation to President Mohammad Asharf Ghani Ahmadzai to visit Pakistan. The Special Envoy will hold discussions with regard to the timing and preparations of the visit of the President of Afghanistan. The Adviser would also meet with the National Security Adviser of Afghanistan and exchange views on bilateral and regional issues.

The Adviser’s visit is part of Pakistan’s substantive engagement with the new Afghan leadership. Earlier, President Mamnoon Hussain had visited Kabul to attend the swearing-in ceremony on 29 September 2014 and held meetings with President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has spoken to both the leaders and reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to build a comprehensive and forward-looking partnership with Afghanistan.

17 October 2014

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