11 Oct '17, 3am

Backdoor diplomacy brings Pakistan, Afghanistan closer

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani agrees to visit Islamabad following Pakistani army chief’s visit to Kabul last week Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai arrives at Nur Khan airbase in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on November 14, 2014. By Amir Latif and Shadi Khan Saif KARACHI, Pakistan/ KABUL, Afghanistan A month-long silent diplomacy aimed at stemming escalating tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan has yielded some encouraging developments in recent weeks, according to experts in the regions. In a significant development, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has agreed to visit Islamabad, following Pakistan’s powerful army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa’s first-ever visit to Kabul last week. Ghani had refused multiple invitations to visit Islamabad in the recent past. “This is the breakthrough people of the two countries have been waiting for. The two sides have finally understood t...

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