Afghan Speaker of the House in Pakistan on official visit

Afghanistan’s Speaker of the House, the Wolesi Jirga, Mir Rahman Rahmani, headed a parliamentary delegation to Pakistan on Sunday and was welcomed in Islamabad by his Pakistani counterpart Asad Qaisar.

Rahmani and his accompanying delegation are scheduled to attend an economic meeting called “Pico” on Monday and will discuss parliamentary and economic relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

According to Rahmani, important political and cultural issues, regional security, strengthening of parliamentary relations and expanding trade relations between the two countries will be discussed during the trip.

This comes after the Speaker of the Pakistani Parliament Asad Qaisar and his accompanying delegation were forced to turn back to Islamabad last month just minutes before landing in Kabul after explosives were found on the runway at the Hamid Karzai International Airport.