Minister of State on Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar is in Kabul today (Tuesday) to meet Afghan government officials.
Khar was received at Kabul airport by Deputy Minister for Economy Abdul Latif Nazari and Head of Mission of Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul Ubaid-ur-Rehman Nizamani.
She is leading a delegation to the Afghan capital for a day’s visit, where she will hold political a dialogue with the neighbour country’s interim government. It is rare for Pakistani dignitaries to stay overnight in Kabul.
“As a friend and neighbour of Afghanistan, Pakistan will reaffirm its abiding solidarity with the people of Afghanistan, in particular through its efforts to ease the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and to create real opportunities for the economic prosperity of Afghan men, women, and children,” a Foreign Office statement read.
Preparations were made by Khar in advance where with emphasis on trade and investment, she held consultations and was thoroughly briefed by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.
“In Kabul, the Minister of State will hold political dialogue with Afghan Interim Government. Bilateral relations, including cooperation in the areas of education, trade and investment, regional connectivity, people-to-people contacts and matters related to regional security will be discussed,” said the Foreign Office hours before she left.