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Afghanistan National Security Advisor to Visit Pakistan Today

Afghanistan National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar is set to visit Pakistan on Sunday.

High-level representatives of the Afghan Army are to accompany him on the invitation of Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Atmar is scheduled to meet Pakistani Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. The aim of the meeting would be to discuss regional security and bilateral relations of the neighboring countries, according to Geo News.

Last month, Abbasi visited Kabul on the invitation of Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani. The two leaders then promised to work together on regional security.

Ghani and Abbasi discussed how both the countries can work together on peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan, counter-terrorism, return of Afghan refugees, bilateral trade and regional connectivity.

Abbasi announced a gift of 40 thousand tons of wheat for the Afghan people and waiver of additional regulatory duty on Afghan export to Pakistan.

The two sides also discussed exchanging of civilian prisoners during the meeting.

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