Army chief’s meeting with Afghan president concludes on positive note: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday during his maiden visit to the neighbouring country.

According to a tweet of Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Salim Bajwa, the meeting between the Pakistan Army chief and Afghan president concluded on a “great deal of good will and positivity.”

General Raheel will now continue his meetings with the Afghan National Security Adviser and Chief Executive Officer Dr Abdullah Abdullah.

The army chief’s visit marks the first high-profile visit from Islamabad since the formation of unity government in Afghanistan.

During the day-long trip, which comes ahead of President Ghani’s visit to Islamabad, the army chief is expected to assure the Afghan leadership that Pakistan is ready to open a new chapter in its relationship.

According to an official, Pakistan is ready to work with the new Afghan government and both the neighbours can bury the past and enter into a new partnership agreement.

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