Abdullah Abdullah, head of the High Council for National Reconciliation, who is on a three-day trip in Pakistan, met with Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi on Wednesday, Abdullah's office said in a statement.
According to the statement, both leaders discussed the Afghan peace negotiations and bilateral relations.
During the visit, Alvi expressed his full support for the peace effort and for strengthening relations between the two countries.
“The Pakistani government and leadership fully support the peace efforts in Afghanistan. We stand for an end to war, and for peace and stability in Afghanistan. Pakistan suffers from war in Afghanistan and benefits from peace,” Alvi said during the meeting.
Meanwhile, Abdullah Abdullah provided a clear picture of the situation in Afghanistan, peace talks, challenges and opportunities for achieving peace, and areas for bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
Abdullah said that achieving peace the priority of the people and the government of Afghanistan at this point,and called for the cooperation of Pakistan and other countries achieving success at this stage.
“Afghanistan wants good relations with all its neighbors, especially with Pakistan, and peace and stability in Afghanistan will pave the way for cooperation, trade growth and development between the two countries and the region as a whole,” Abdullah said.
This follows Tuesday's meeting between Abdullah and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Abdullah’s trip to Pakistan comes amid ongoing efforts in Doha to start direct peace negotiations. Both sides of the negotiations have continued to discuss procedural rules of the negotiations in their contact group meetings.