Blinken discusses Afghan issue with Pakistani foreign minister

Posted on August 17, 2021, 5:12 am
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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan would remain closely engaged with the United States and other international partners in promoting efforts for supporting of a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.

He expressed the resolve during a telephonic conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in which both sides discussed the rapidly changing situation in Afghanistan.

The Foreign Minister shared Pakistan’s perspective noting the significant change in the situation within a short span and the avoidance of violence.

He stressed the importance of inclusive political settlement as the best way forward.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi further stressed that continued US economic engagement with Afghanistan is of crucial importance as well.

On Pakistan-US bilateral relations, the Foreign Minister underlined Pakistan’s commitment to forging a broad-based, long-term and sustainable relationship with the United States that is anchored in peace, deeper economic cooperation and regional connectivity.

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