PM Khan lands in Kabul to discuss Afghan peace and bilateral ties , Nov 19, 2020. [Photo: Associated Press of Pakistan]

KABUL, Afghanistan – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan landed in Kabul Thursday morning, biding to meet President Ashraf Ghani and other prominent leaders of the country on peace process and bilateral ties.

This marks Khan’s first visit to Afghanistan since he started office in August 2018. 

He is accompanied by Pakistani Foreign Minister, Adviser for Commerce and Investment, and senior officials, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry announced in a statement prior to their visit on Wednesday. 

“The Prime Minister’s program includes tete-e-tete with President Ashraf Ghani, delegation-level talks, and joint press stake-out,” the statement read.

“The focus would be on further deepening the fraternal bilateral relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Afghan peace process, and regional economic development and connectivity,” said statement.

The visit came month after chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) Abdullah Abdullah wrapped a 3-day official visit to Islamabad on Afghan peace process.

President Ashraf Ghani had last visited Pakistan in June 2019. Prior to that, the two leaders had a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 14th OIC Summit in Makkah in May 2019.