By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: Wolesi Jirga Speaker Mir Rahman Rahmani and a group of lawmakers left Kabul on Friday for Islamabad to hold talks with Pakistani officials on the peace process, relations between parliaments of the two countries and other current topics, said Abdul Qadir Zazai Watandost, head of the secretariat of the parliament.
The trip is taking place based on the invitation of Asad Qaiser, the speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan.
The Afghan delegation will hold talks with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, Asad Qaiser, the speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan and Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi among other high-ranking officials.
Three topics will be discussed in their meetings: relations between parliaments of the two countries, the Afghan peace process, and building coordination between Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to house media wing.
The trip comes days after Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar accompanied by Senate Speaker Fazl Hadi Muslimyar visited Pakistan earlier this week.
The peace negotiations are underway in Doha between teams from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban. The two sides have held over 10 meetings at contact groups level but have not started direct negotiations so far over two disputed points on the procedural rules for the talks.