President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan’s Prime Minister discussed peace efforts and other issues of bilateral interest during a telephone conversation.

“President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani called Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI today and extended felicitations on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha,” The Prime Minister’s Office of Pakistan said in a Twitter post.

The two leaders discussed the latest stage in the Afghan Peace Process, according to a statement released by Prime Ministers office of Pakistan. “Prime Minister Imran Khan highlighted Pakistan’s positive contribution to the peace process, strongly stressing that peace in Afghanistan was of paramount importance.”

The statement further added “The Prime Minister expressed the hope that the current momentum would be further built to implement the U.S.-Taliban Peace Agreement in its entirety leading to Intra-Afghan Negotiations at the earliest.”

“Referring to the various institutional mechanisms between the two countries, Prime Minister Imran Khan highlighted the importance of working together to further strengthen bilateral relations and said Pakistan looks forward to the next Session of Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) at the earliest,” the statement added.

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