KABUL - The Afghan government has signed an agreement with Pakistan’s intelligence agency – Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) – on mutual cooperation to fight terrorism.

The Afghan Tolo News TV channel quoting sources privy to the development reported on Sunday that the agreement will also allow ISI to train the Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel.

This came when ISI chief Gen Rizwan Akhtar secretly visited Kabul nearly two weeks ago to meet President Ashraf Ghani.

Quoting officials, the TV channel said Gen Akhtar’s visit was mainly focused on Pakistan’s support to persuade the Taliban militants to join the peace process.

The latest agreement between Afghan government and ISI comes as the Afghan officials have long been criticising ISI for supporting the insurgency in Afghanistan.