British foreign secretary to visit Pakistan

Posted on September 01, 2021, 5:35 pm
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ISLAMABAD/LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will visit Pakistan for talks on establishing routes out of Afghanistan through third countries.

According to the details, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is heading to the region around Afghanistan on Wednesday in a push to rescue stranded British citizens and Afghan allies.

Officials from Pakistan and the UK are finalising his visit. Raab is likely to meet civilian and military leadership and the visit is being held at the request of the UK government. Meanwhile, a UK government source confirmed that the foreign secretary will be in Pakistan for two days.

UK Foreign Secretary was criticised earlier for not taking Pakistan and Afghanistan counterparts into confidence.

Meanwhile, a senior British official, Simon Gass, already travelled to Qatar to meet with Taliban representatives for talks about allowing people to leave Afghanistan.

Earlier, Foreign Minister of the Netherlands Sigrid Kaag arrived in the Pakistani capital on Wednesday.

She was received by the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the Foreign Office.

The Dutch Foreign Minister will hold talks with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on bilateral issues and evolving situation in Afghanistan.

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