Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrives in Kabul

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, accompanied by ministers of foreign affairs and interior, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor and the national security advisor, arrived in Kabul on a daylong visit on the invitation of Ghani.

Abbasi, accompanied by several other top Pakistani officials on the trip, his first to Kabul since becoming prime minister past year, is to hold meetings with a string of Afghan officials, according to Ghani's spokesman, Shah Hussain Murtazawi.

The statement said information about the ongoing "operations is shared with the Afghan security forces on a regular basis".

Pakistan rejected as "baseless" the allegation that it violated Afghan airspace, however.

"Both leaders called on the Taliban to respond positively to the peace offer and join the peace process without further delay".

Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed that they would not allow terrorists to use their soil for anti-state activities against each other.

According to Pakistan Foreign Office, the Prime Minister s visit is taking place in the backdrop of Pakistan s support to President Ghani s offer of peace talks with the Taliban for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan and strengthening bilateral engagement.

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The Prime Minister s visit to Afghanistan is aimed at strengthening the positive momentum in bilateral relations and to help augment joint endeavours in the pursuit of durable peace, stability and economic prosperity in the two countries, and the region.

They also discussed Pakistan's connection to the Central Asia, energy transition, Quetta-Kandahar-Herat and Peshawar-Jalalabad railroad projects and construction of Peshawar-Jalalabad highway.

Earlier this week a high-level Pakistani delegation has reached Afghanistan to hold talks with Afghan authorities on the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS).

They have made a decision to operationalize the five working groups under "Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity".

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was welcomed by Afghan President Asharf Ghani and the two inspected an honor guard at the Presidential Palace in Kabul before heading in for meetings.

Afghanistan on Thursday accused Pakistan of air strikes causing "huge financial damages" in its province of Kunar bordering Pakistan, highlighting long-standing mistrust between the neighbours, even as both seek ways to improve security.


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