KABUL - Former president Asif Zardari and former premier Yusuf Reza Gilani, accompanied by other PPP leaders, including Sherry Rehman and Faisal Karim Kundi, had a series of bilateral meetings in Kabul Thursday.

The PPP delegation was hosted for a dinner by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, along with other dignitaries at the Dilkusha Palace where matters of mutual bilateral interest were discussed in an atmosphere of goodwill and cordiality. The delegation also met CEO Abdullah Abdullah at lunch, and former president Karzai at tea.  Yusuf Reza Gilani, Sherry Rehman and Faisal Karim Kundi also visited the renovated Pakistan Embassy in Kabul where they were hosted by the Ambassador for a reception and tree plantation ceremony. The PPP delegation stressed the importance of improving and enhancing people to people, economic, trade and strategic ties with Afghanistan.  Zardari hailed the formation of the unity government in Kabul, and encouraged the support Pakistan could provide at multiple levels for the advance of peace in the region. The delegation will meet members of civil society at breakfast before departing for Islamabad.