FM Qureshi to attend ministerial meeting of Afghanistan’s neighbours in Iran tomorrow

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26th Oct, 2021. 04:55 pm
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FM Qureshi to attend ministerial meeting of Afghanistan’s neighbours in Iran tomorrow. Image: Radio Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reached Tehran on a two-day official visit to attend the ministerial meeting of Afghanistan’s close neighbours tomorrow.

Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mohammad-Ali Hosseini and Pakistan’s envoy in Iran Rahim Hayat Qureshi received the foreign minister at the airport on Tuesday.

FM Qureshi will represent Pakistan’s viewpoint at the ministerial meeting on Afghanistan. He will also hold talks with the top Iranian leadership in Tehran.

In a statement, the foreign minister said that a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan was of equal importance for all neighbouring countries.

At Pakistan’s initiative, the first virtual meeting of the foreign ministers of neighbouring countries of Afghanistan was held on September 8, 2021. The meeting concluded with a joint statement, reflecting neighbouring countries’ approach to Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, said that Pakistan believed the neighbours had a direct stake in the peace, stability and prosperity of Afghanistan. It was, therefore, important to remain engaged with a view to evolving a coordinated regional approach, it added.

“Pakistan will continue to support the international community’s efforts to promote the shared objectives of a peaceful, stable, connected and prosperous Afghanistan,” said the ministry.