President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani talked with Imran Khan over the phone after the victory of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) in the elections.
The Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Dr. Omar Zakhilwal said “President Ashraf Ghani just called Imran Khan congratulating him on election victory.”
Dr. Zakhilwa further added that president Ghani welcomed Imran Khan’s statement about his intention to pursue policies supportive of peace and stability in Afghanistan and bringing our countries closer.
President Ghani also added that he looks forward to working together for those objectives
In the meantime, officials in Imran Khan’s office in a statement have said that President Ashraf Ghani has invited Pakistan’s next Prime Minister Imran Khan to visit Kabul in a phone contact on Sunday.
Imran Khan’s spokesman Naeem ul Haq has said that Imran Khan has agreed to visit Kabul after assuming office.
This comes as Imran Khan on Thursday said that the Afghans have suffered most in the ‘war on terror’, and before that in the Afghan jihad, emphasizing that peace in Afghanistan means peace in Pakistan.
Khan also added that he envisions open borders with Afghanistan reminiscent to those within the European Union.