Karzai arrives today for peace talks
26 August, 2013
ISLAMABAD: Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the invitation of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will be visiting Islamabad on Monday (August 26) for promoting bilateral relations, discussing regional situation and peace process in Afghanistan and role of Pakistan.
Giving details of the visit Foreign office spokesman said the Afghan president will be accompanied by a high-level delegation including Cabinet ministers and senior officials.
This will be the first highest-level exchange between Pakistan and Afghanistan since the democratic transition and swearing-in of the new government. After taking office, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has spoken to President Hamid Karzai on three separate occasions. The Afghan President's visit comes at a time when Afghanistan is undergoing important political and security transition and the draw-down of NATO/ISAF forces is due to be completed by December 2014.