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ISLAMABAD: On invitation of the Speaker National Assembly, Asad Qaiser, a 17-member Afghan parliamentary delegation led by the speaker of the Wolesi Jirga (Afghan Parliament) Mir Rahman Rahmani, would arrive in Islamabad on a six-day official visit on Friday.

During its stay in Islamabad, the Afghan delegation besides meeting with the speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser, would also call on President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani, and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

The delegation would also have an interactive meeting with the members of Pakistan-Afghanistan Friendship group in the National Assembly, and senior government functionaries.

Inter-parliamentary contacts, bilateral relations on trade, regional security issues, and enhancing cooperation between two countries would be deliberated upon, during the meetings of the Afghan parliamentary delegation.

On the second leg of its visit, the delegation would participate in two-day seminar, "Pakistan-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Forum 2020-Partnership for Mutual Benefit", which will commence from 26th October in Islamabad.

The Afghan Parliamentary delegation led by Speaker Mir Rahman Rahmani, comprises Ahmad Safi, Chairman Standing Committee on Finance, Najibullah, Chairman Standing Committee on Health, Haider Afzaly, Chairman Standing Committee on Defence, Attiq Ramin Chairman Standing Committee on International Relations, Abdul Hamid Sharif, Chairman Standing Committee on National Economy, members of the Wolesi Jirga Haji Rahmani, Malali Eshaqzae, Shirin, and other senior officers of the Wolesi Jirga.

Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has regarded this visit of the parliamentary delegation as harbinger of change as it will bring peace and stability in the region.

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