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Gilani, Karzai discuss Afghan peace talks, regional security in one-on-one meeting

June 11, 2011 - Islamabad

Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani and visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai had a one-on-one meeting focused on issues relating to the reconciliation process and peace and security in the region.

They also discussed bilateral ties with special focus on enhancing joint efforts for peace as a requisite for prosperity and development in both countries, The Nation reports.

Gilani and Karzai discussed the possible scenario after the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, beginning next month.

Both leaders will also address a joint press conference at the end of their meeting.

Earlier on Saturday, the Afghan President was accorded a warm welcome as he arrived at the Prime Minister House, where he was received by Gilani.


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