Pakistan delegation reaches Kabul to discuss peace plan

  • Delegation is headed by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and comprises senior civil, military officials

KABUL: A high-level Pakistan delegation on Monday reached Afghanistan to hold talks on the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS).

The Pakistan delegation, which is headed by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, comprises senior civil and military officials, including Military Operations Director General Major General Shamshad Mirza.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal confirmed the arrival of the delegation on Twitter.

A Foreign Office spokesperson said on Sunday that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will visit Afghanistan for a one-day visit on April 6.

The premier will be visiting Kabul on an invitation of Afghan President Dr Ashraf Ghani. During his visit to the neighbouring country, Abbasi will meet senior Afghan political leadership. The Foreign Office had also said that the prime minister will be in China on April 8 on a three-day official visit.

Earlier, on February 28, the Afghan president had said that Kabul was ready for talks with Pakistan, adding that the country wanted to forget the past and start a new chapter. Calling on Pakistan to hold government-to-government talks, Ghani had said that the best place to hold peace talks was Kabul. The aim of PM Abbasi’s meeting is to find a settlement to the decades-long conflict in Afghanistan.