FM urges neighbouring states to sit together for ensuring Afghan peace

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20th Aug, 2021. 01:57 pm
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Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday said Pakistan was committed to making efforts towards improvement of the situation in Afghanistan and urged the neighboring countries to sit together on the issue.

In a statement, the foreign minister said his upcoming visit to the neighboring states over the next few days aimed at working out a comprehensive strategy after consultation.

“All eyes were on the evolving situation in Afghanistan,” he said.

The foreign minister further stated that Pakistan wanted the Afghan Taliban and the former rulers to come together and form an inclusive political structure which was acceptable to all.

He mentioned that some anti-peace forces are mobilised to play the role of ‘spoilers’ in the region.

He stressed that the people of Afghanistan wanted peace and it was up to them to decide about their future.

Qureshi stressed Afghan Taliban and former rulers to craft all-inclusive political structure after consultations.

Reiterating that Pakistan was determined to play its positive role,  the foreign minister said that Pakistan’s envoy in Afghanistan was also in touch with different Afghan personalities.

Qureshi said the Afghan delegation visiting Pakistan has held talks with him and Prime Minister Imran Khan.

On the borders’ situation, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said all the neighboring countries should sit together for consultations.


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