Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Prime Minister’s special adviser on national security and foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz is set to fly to Kabul on Friday in a bid to revive bilateral ties with Afghanistan.


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Sartaj Aziz will also represent Pakistan in the Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan.

The special adviser is said to be delivering a message from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. The message suggests neighboring country’s head to put an end to anti-Pakistan propaganda.

Aziz is also expected to hold a dialogue with his Afghan counterpart on the sidelines of the the Regional Economic Cooperation Conference.

 

The visit takes place after a crucial visit of American National Security Adviser Susan Rice which stressed Pakistan to restore normal ties with Afghanistan while playing key role in Afghan peace process. She held meetings with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, NSA Adviser Sartaj Aziz and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.

The visit was further followed by a brief visit of United States Ambassador in Kabul.

Meanwhile a statement from Chinese foreign office also suggested Afghanistan and Pakistan to cooperate with each for restoration of peace in the region.