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Prime Minister Imran Khan made its first visit to Afghanistan for peace talk

Prime Minister Imran Khan made its first visit to Afghanistan for peace talk

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What happened: Prime Minister Imran Khan visits the Afghan capital, Kabul for delegation-level talks with President Ashraf Ghani on bilateral ties, the stuttering Afghan peace process and other issues.

This will be the PM’s first visit to Afghanistan since assuming office over two years ago. It is the highest-profile visit by a Pakistani official to Kabul since peace talks began between the Taliban and the Afghan government in the Qatari capital of Doha.

Imran Khan received by Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammed Haneef Atmar and Ghani’s special envoy for Pakistan Omar Daudzay at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.

Agenda of the visit: The visit was planned after the Pentagon made a statement that it would reduce the number of United States military personnel in Afghanistan from 4,500 to 2,500 by mid-January

Also likely to be on the agenda for Thursday’s talks will be recent Pakistani allegations that India, with whom it has fought three full-scale wars since the two countries gained independence, has used Afghan soil to “sponsor terrorism” in Pakistan.

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