President Arif Alvi, Dr Abdullah Abdullah discuss bilateral relations, Afghan peace process

President Arif Alvi on Wednesday, hosted Dr. Abdullah Abdullah – Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation and discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and Afghan Peace process.

During the meeting at President House Islamabad, the two premiers mulled over matters pertaining to bilateral relations and Afghan Peace Process.

President Arif Alvi reiterated Pakistan’s commitment and support for Afghan Peace process and highlighted country’s contribution and progressive role in ensuring peace and stability in the region, especially Afghanistan.

“Inshallah the greatest benefit would accrue to the Afghan people, and then to Pakistan. A bright future awaits them, and Pakistan would do everything in its power to help,” said President Arif Alvi.

President Alvi also emphasized on Pakistan’s role in facilitating and assisting the neighboring country during COVID-19 pandemic via unhindered continuation of Afghan Transit Trade.

Furthermore, the President also underscored Pakistan’s role in development projects in Afghanistan, including hospitals, schools, hostels and road network.

Meanwhile, Dr Abdullah Abdullah expressed his gratitude for Pakistan’s continued support and assistance for peace process and strengthening of bilateral relations.

It is to be noted that Dr Abdullah Abdullah arrived in Islamabad on  September 28th his maiden three-day visit to Pakistan.

The Afghan premier was received at Nur Khan Airbase by Abdul Razzaq Dawood – Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce.