At a meeting with a high-level Pakistani delegation led by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the Presidential Palace here, Ghani underlined the need for joint counter-terrorism efforts. "They agreed that there was no military solution to the ongoing Afghan conflict and that the political solution was the best way forward", said the statement.
On March 17-18th Pakistan's National Security Adviser Lt Gen (retd) Nasser Janjua in separate meetings met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Dr Abdullah Abdullah.
PM Abbasi gifted 40 thousand tons of wheat to the Afghan people and announced a waiver of additional regulatory duty on Afghan export to Pakistan to help lift the Afghan economy. He said an Afghan-led peace process was the only way to stability in the Country, and Pakistan was ready for cooperation in that respect.
An end to border violations, regional railroad projects and finalization of a Pakistani action plan for peace and solidarity with Afghanistan were also discussed in detail. "The two sides are also engaged in undertaking major bilateral rail-road connectivity projects", read the statement issued by the Ministry.
Abbasi's visit "is taking place in the backdrop of Pakistan's support to President Ghani's offer of peace talks with the Taliban for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan and strengthening bilateral engagement", the statement said.
Abbasi had earlier visited Afghanistan in February this year to inaugurate the TAPI gas pipeline project.
The two sides conferred on initiating work on the Quetta-Kandahar and Peshawar-Jalalabad railway lines, as well as the Peshawar-Jalalabad-Kabul highway.
Pakistan had brokered the first round of direct talks between the fragile Afghan government and Taliban in Islamabad in July 2015.
Hours before the premier's visit, Afghanistan accused the Pakistan Air Force of violating its airspace.
Afghanistan should focus on plugging gaps on its side of the border and refrain from the "blame game", the ministry said.
Afghanistan and the U.S. have blamed Pakistan for allegedly providing safe havens to elements of the Afghan Taliban and Haqqani Network.