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Afghanistan's Ghani congratulates Imran Khan on his victory

Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly (NA) after the July 25 elections, and the 65-year-old leader is poised to become the new Prime Minister of Pakistan.


PTI Last Updated at 29 Jul 2018, 22:07 IST Afghanistan, Pakistan

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani today called Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan and congratulated him on his victory in the elections.

Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly (NA) after the July 25 elections, and the 65-year-old leader is poised to become the new Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Ghani, who also extended an invitation to Khan to visit Kabul, took to social media to announce what was discussed in the first ever direct contact between the two leaders after the elections.

"I just spoke to @ImranKhanPTI and congratulated him on the victory in parliamentary elections. We both agreed to overcome the past and to lay a new foundation for a prosperous political, social and economic future of both countries #Afghanistan and #Pakistan," he tweeted.

The Afghanistan president further said that he had extended an open invitation to Khan who "expressed his wishes to visit Kabul soon".

PTI Spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said that Khan told President Ghani that Pakistan wants complete peace in Afghanistan and that the PTI government wishes to establish better relations between the two countries.

Earlier, Khan adopted a conciliatory tone for Afghanistan in his victory speech and said that he would like to have "open borders" between the two countries on the pattern of Europe.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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