Kabul must mend ties with Pakistan: Top Afghan official

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Kabul must mend ties with Pakistan: Top Afghan official

KABUL- *Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s trip to Kabul will mark the start of state-to-start talks, Afghan authorities said on Sunday. *

Abbasi is likely to visit Afghanistan on Friday and is expected to hold talks with Afghan officials on areas of mutual interest including security, war against terrorism, peace talks with the Taliban and on further expansion of bilateral relations in economic and political sectors.

According to reports, Abbasi will hold talks with the Afghan leadership and military officials and will appear at a joint press conference with President Ashraf Ghani.

“The meeting will mark the start of state to state talks, peace, security, economic relations will dominate the agenda at the talks,” said the CEO’s deputy spokesman Jawed Faisal.

“Forging good relations with Pakitan and Iran is in the interests of Afghanistan, so Afghanistan should struggle to mend ties with Pakistan during this tour,” said Mohammad Hashim Alokozai, chairman of the senate’s defense committee.