KABUL, Afghanistan 

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan landed in Kabul on Thursday on a maiden visit upon the invitation of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammed Haneef Atmar and Ghani’s special envoy for Pakistan Omar Daudzay received the visiting dignitary at the Hamid Karzai International Airport.

Graan Hewad, spokesman for the Afghan Foreign Ministry, said that the visiting premier of Pakistan would share his views with the Afghan leadership about Islamabad’s role in the peace process.

He added that Ghani had extended the invitation to Khan during their phone conversation on Sep. 25.

Khan is flanked by Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, spy chief Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed, special representative for Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq and prime minister’s adviser on commerce Abdul Razak Dawood.

“The focus would be on further deepening the fraternal bilateral relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Afghan peace process, and regional economic development and connectivity,” Khan’s office said in a statement issued ahead of the visit.

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