PM Imran hopes for much better ties, trade & peace with Afghanistan

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

20th Nov, 2020. 06:15 pm
PM Imran Kabul visit

Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan, who was on an official one-day visit to Kabul, said that his visit to the country was another step towards conveying Pakistan’s commitment to peace in Afghanistan.

Taking to Twitter, PM Imran said, “Our people in the tribal areas, who have suffered the ravages of the war in Afghanistan, will esp benefit from peace & trade.”

The premier hopes for increasing betterment between the two countries in terms of trade, peace and bringing prosperity.

“I have never believed in military solutions which is why I always believed that in Afghanistan peace will be achieved through political dialogue,” he tweeted.

The Prime Minister also added that after the Afghans, we have the greatest stake in this peace as it will allow for connectivity & trade, bringing prosperity to both Afghans & Pakistanis.

Earlier, during a joint press conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, PM Imran said Pakistan will fully support to end violence and establish durable peace in Afghanistan.

He said Pakistan has played its role in getting started first the Talban’s talks with the Americans and then for intra-Afghan dialogue.

Imran Khan said the people of Afghanistan have suffered violence for four decades.

He said the erstwhile FATA region of Pakistan was also devastated by the war on terror and the livelihood of the tribesmen was badly affected.

The Prime Minister said the peoples on both sides of the border want peace, trade and connectivity.

He said this trade and connectivity between the two countries will increase in days to come.

Speaking on the occasion, the Afghan President said he had very productive engagement with Prime Minister Imran Khan.

He said a comprehensive political settlement for enduring peace within the framework of our values and our constitution is the future of Afghanistan.

He said violence is not the answer to any conflict.

Ashraf Ghani said we can move forward and a comprehensive ceasefire can be achieved.

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