Rawalpindi - November 14, 2014

No PR-249/2014-ISPR

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani today visited the General Headquarters (GHQ).   Besides other senior ministers, Afghan President was accompanied by Defence Minister General Bismillah Muhammadi, Afghan Chief of General Staff, General Sher Muhammad Karimi and senior Afghan security officials.

On arrival at the GHQ, General Raheel Sharif received the Afghan President. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army presented him guard of honour. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani laid floral wreath at the Shuhada Monument and offered Fateha.

Later, Afghan delegation was given detailed briefing on security situation on the Pak-Afghan border. National Security Advisor Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Foreign Secretary Mr. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Defence Secretary Lieutenant General (Retired) Alam Khattak and DG ISI Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar were also present.

Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani appreciated Pakistan’s efforts to fight terrorism and sacrifices rendered by the nation. He said that Afghanistan wants to bolster security and defence ties with Pakistan including cooperation in training and border management. He also assured of Afghan cooperation to jointly curb the menace of terrorism.