the two leaders later held a one-on-one meeting, in which matters pertaining to bilateral cooperation in various sectors and regional situation were discussed. After a ceremonial welcome, PM Khan thanked President Ghani for accepting his invitation and visiting Pakistan and termed it a step in the right direction to restore trust and confidence in bilateral relationships.
Both leaders “agreed to open a new chapter of friendship and cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan, based on mutual trust and harmony for the benefit of the two peoples and countries and for advancing and cause of peace, stability and prosperity in the region”.
Meanwhile, President Ghani said huge opportunities with regard to uplift of Afghanistan, Pakistan and regional countries existed and Afghanistan was taking practical steps to convert these opportunities into realities.
The President said as a result of Afghanistan’s policy of regional connectivity, Central and South Asia had become closer through transit trade and connectivity, adding the joint working committee of the two countries would encourage Pakistan’s role in regional connectivity as well, which would have positive outcome for economic prosperity of the peoples of the two countries.
Meanwhile, the two sides stressed on learning from the past mistakes and avoid repeating them in the future as well as working together for enhancing bilateral and friendly ties.