Afghan, Georgian leaders discuss bilateral relations

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with his Georgia counterpart, Ms. Salome Zurabishvili at the Presidential Palace, BNA reported the other day.
In the meeting, both sides discussed expansion of bilateral relations between the two countries, peace process, elections, joint counter-terrorism, regional connectivity and role of the Georgia’s security troops withinNATO- RS mission in Afghanistan, the agencysaid.
President Ghani lauded the Georgian president and her accompanying delegation for implementation of the agreement on opening Lapis Lazuli route, and facilitating Afghan shipments cross through the route and the Georgia’sforces’ active role within the frame work of NATO-RS mission in Afghanistan, the source added.
President of Georgia reaffirmed the continuation ofher country’s comprehensive cooperationwith Afghanistan in various fields and pledged the expansion of economic and trade relations between the two countries.
He suggested that the two countries’ delegations should travel to each other, in order to expand bilateral relations, and invited the country’s president to pay an official visit to that country, the agency continued.
President Ghani accepted the invitation of the President of Georgia and he would travel to that country at an appropriate time, the agency said.
The Kabul Times

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