The Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddib Rabbani has invited his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi to visit Kabul, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said late on Monday.

According to a statement released by MoFA, Foreign Minister Rabbani spoke with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi over the phone to discuss the issues of mutual interest.

The statement further added that Mr. Rabbani congratulated Mr. Qureshi for his appointment as the new Foreign Minister of Pakistan.

He also emphasized on the urgent need for actions to resolve the existing issues surrounding the closure of the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad city.

The Pakistani Embassy in Kabul on Saturday announced that the consulate of the country in Jalalabad city has been closed over the alleged interference of Nangarhar’s governor.

However, the governor of Nangarhar Hayatullah Hayat rejected the allegations regarding the interferences in the affairs of Pakistan’s consulate, emphasizing that joint efforts had been launched in close coordination with the Consulate of Pakistan to resolve issues surrounding the visas issuance, mainly involving disorder and briberies.

In the meantime, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Mr. Rabbani also extended an invitation to his Pakistani counterpart to visit Kabul.

The two sides discussed bilateral relations, peace process, and regional cooperation, MoFA added in its statement.