Gi­lani to visit Afghanistan to­day

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IS­LAM­ABAD: Prime Min­is­ter Syed Yusuf Raza Gi­lani will pay an of­fi­cial two­day (De­cem­ber 4-5) visit to Afghanistan at the in­vi­ta­tion of Pres­i­dent Hamid Karzai.

In Kabul, the Prime Min­is­ter will hold talks with the Pres­i­dent of Afghanistan on fur­ther ex­pand­ing bi­lat­eral re­la­tions which are un­der­pinned by mu­tual re­spect and mu­tual in­ter­est. They will also ex­change views on the over­all re­gional sit­u­a­tion, a for­eign of­fice state­ment is­sued here on Fri­day said.

The Prime Min­is­ter will meet with First Vice Pres­i­dent Mar­shal Mo­ham­mad Qasim Fahim, Sec­ond Vice Pres­i­dent Mo­ham­mad Karim Khalili, Speaker of Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of the Par­lia­ment) Mo­ham­mad Younas Qanooni and Chair­man of High Coun­cil for Peace Pro­fes­sor Burhanud­din Rab­bani. Prime Min­is­ter Gi­lani will have a break­fast meet­ing with Afghan busi­ness­men. He will also ad­dress the Pak­istanAfghanistan Grad­u­ate Alum­nae. Pak­istan at­taches im­mense im­por­tance to its re­la­tions with the broth­erly Afghanistan. -App

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