A high-level delegation from Pakistan led by Minister of State Hina Rabbani Khar is set to visit Afghanistan on Tuesday, the country’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The delegation will hold political dialogue with the Afghan Interim Government, the statement reads.
“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,” the statement reads. “Minister of State will also reaffirm Pakistan’s continued commitment and support for all efforts aimed at strengthening peace and enhancing prosperity in Afghanistan.”
The delegation will include special representative Muhammad Sadiq and officials from other ministries, according to the reports.
“It is possible that the issue of the borders will be discussed but the issue of trade is important because Hina Rabbani Khar met with the Finance Minister before the trip,” said Tahir Khan, a Pakistani journalist.
The analysts believe that the visit of the delegation is important for the improvement of relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
“The visit of the delegation is good news for Afghanistan, as well as Pakistan and the region,” said Abdul Jamil Shirani, a political analyst.
“This visit is important both for Pakistan and Afghanistan. Not only Afghanistan needs relations with Pakistan, but Pakistans needs it more than Afghanistan,” said Mohammad Hassan Haqyar, a political analyst.
Islamic Emirate spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid has confirmed the trip of the Pakistani delegation.
The visit comes amid tension along the Durand Line between the forces of the Islamic Emirate and the Pakistani military.
Hina Rabbani Khar for the first time visited Afghanistan in 2012 while she was working as the Foreign Minister of Pakistan.