Afghan defense minister visits PakitanAfghan defense minister Bismillah Mohammadi arrived in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad on Sunday to start a five day official tour and meet with the Pakistan government officials.

Pakistani officials quoted by Pakistan’s The Express Tribune said, leading a six-member delegation, Mohammadi will begin talks with Pakistan’s civil and military authorities on Monday, including Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.

“The two sides will talk about the roadmap Afghanistan has given Pakistan about the post-Nato set-up in Afghanistan,” an Afghan official told The Express Tribune on condition of anonymity.

“Matters relating to the proposed Strategic Partnership Agreement between the two countries could also come under discussion,” he said. Cross-border attacks will also be one of the topics on the agenda as they have worsened tensions over the past few months and Kabul raised the matter in the UN Security Council in September.

This comes as Pakistan army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani had extended invitation to the Afghan Defence during his visit to Kabul in November last year.

Sources said that the cross-border attacks will also come under discussion as it had been a source of tension between the two countries in recent months.

According to a Pakistan military official, speaking on condition of anonymity, Islamabad will also renew its offer to train the Afghan National Army (ANA) after US-led foreign forces pull out from the war-weary country by the end of 2014. Pakistan has made such offers several times in the past but Afghan authorities have shown no interest due to a trust deficit.