KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani refused to take a condolence call from Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Afghan media reported.
Afghan news website TOLONews stated Wednesday that Ghani did not take a phone call from PM Abbasi in connection with the spate of recent attacks in Kabul.
However, Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan denied such reports claiming “no phone call has taken place.”
Not true – no phone call has taken place. Following recent horrific terrorists attacks in Kabul PM Abassi conveyed a message to President Ghani to which it was responded to by high powered personal delegation by the President to meet the PM today. https://t.co/tSlHMj1pNL
— Dr Omar Zakhilwal (@DrOmarZakhilwal) January 31, 2018
According to Afghan daily, the phone call was made after President Ghani sent a delegation to “handover evidence related to recent attacks in Kabul” to be shared with Pakistani authorities.
Foreign Office spokesperson Muhammad Faisal confirmed that a high-level delegation from Afghanistan has arrived in Pakistan to discuss cooperation between the two countries.
Afghan government had requested that a high level delegation comprising Interior Minister and NDS chief would like to visit Pakistan with a message from Afghan President and for discussions about cooperation between the two countries. Delegation is here and will have talks today.
— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@DrMFaisal) January 31, 2018
However, there was no word from the Pakistan Foreign Office on the rumoured phone call.