Gilani visits Afghanistan, hold talks with Karzai

Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani today made a sudden visit to Afghanistan where he held talks with President Hamid Karzai.


Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani (right) with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Islamabad in March October 12, 2010

Gilani’s visit at the head of a high-level government delegation, was announced only last evening and described as a move to boost bilateral and business ties between the two countries.

A formal welcome ceremony was held at the Presidential Palace for the Prime Minister. Gilani is accompanied by Minister for Commerce Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Minister for Railways Ghulam Ahmed Bilour and Minister for Interior A Rehman Malik, APP reported.

As Gilani began his two-day visit, the Pakistani ambassador in Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq said Islamabad’s relations with Kabul have vastly improved over the last five years.


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