Afghanistan: PM Khan says Pakistan will 'do everything' to support Kabul in 'reducing the violence'

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani held a press conference following a bilateral meeting in Kabul on Thursday, to discuss bilateral relations and the security situation in the region. Ghani welcomed Khan outside the presidential palace with a military band. After the meeting, both leaders held a press conference, where Khan stated he wanted to “assure you that we will, as Pakistan, do everything. Whatever is possible, we will do to help to reduce this violence and back you for the ceasefire. We have formed committees to ensure that there is communication between us, between our security agencies. Whenever you feel that somewhere Pakistan can help in reducing the violence, please let us know. We assure you that we will do whatever is possible within our grasp, within our reach, we will do.'' The visit comes, as Khan pointed out, amid rising violence and an ongoing peace process being carried out between the Afghan government and the Taliban. Reports have also emerged of a further planned withdrawal of US troops from the country.

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