Cameron invites Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif for conference on Afghanistan

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday invited his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to attend a key conference on Afghanistan which will be held in November last week.

Updated: Oct 28, 2014, 18:40 PM IST

Islamabad: Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday invited his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to attend a key conference on Afghanistan which will be held in November last week.

Besides Cameron and Sharif, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani will also be present in the conference.

The conference is expected to serve to reiterate the international community's commitment to the war-torn country.

According to a statement by Prime Minister's Office, the two leaders also discussed matters related to mutual interest.

"As one of Afghanistan's most important neighbours, Pakistan's participation at the highest level would serve to highlight its commitment to peace and stability in Afghanistan," according to the statement.

Sharif's participation in the conference would also enable the two leaders to discuss bilateral Pakistan-UK relations and also provide an opportunity for the Prime Minister to meet the new President of Afghanistan, the statement said.

(With PTI inputs)