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PESHAWAR, November 14: The President of Afghanistan, Mr Ashraf Ghani, is on his first official visit to Pakistan.

The Pakistani Premier, Mr Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, and his advisor Mr Sartaj Aziz warmly welcomed the Afghan president and his 30-member delegation.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif, greeted the Afghan president in the General Headquarters (GHQ) at Rawalpindi. They both had parleys regarding security and border issues between the two countries.

Mr Ashraf Ghani would have several meetings with the Pakistani Premier, Nawaz Sharif and the President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain and he is expected to discuss the matters of trade, strengthening ties, NATO supply and various other issues between the two countries.

Political analysts have termed the visit of Afghan president to be of great importance as far as the return of NATO forces and the new government in Afghanistan is concerned.

They say disputes between the two countries would also be minimised to a great extent.

The president of Pakistan, advisor to prime minister and COAS had visited Afghanistan and met the newly elected parliament last week.

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