Stable Afghanistan will help facilitate economic development: FM Qureshi

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

10th Dec, 2020. 08:54 pm
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said a peaceful and stable Afghanistan would help realize regional connectivity and facilitate economic development.

He was talking to Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Najibullah Alikhil who paid a courtesy call on him in Islamabad today.

The Foreign Minister welcomed the recent agreement on rules and procedures between the Afghan parties in Doha and reiterated Pakistan’s continuous support for a peaceful, stable and sovereign Afghanistan.

Referring to the Prime Minister’s landmark visit to Afghanistan, the Foreign Minister remarked that the visit built on the sustained engagements witnessed in the recent months between the two countries.

He said the Shared Vision document issued during the Prime Minister’s visit had laid down the framework for a forward-looking comprehensive bilateral partnership.

Ambassador Alikhil appreciated Pakistan’s positive contribution to the Afghan peace process.

On the other hand, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged the world Human Rights bodies to act decisively in ending the human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

He said basic and inalienable human rights of the people of IIOJK are being trampled with impunity by India.

The FM added that innocent people of the Occupied Kashmir are suffering systematic and serial violations of their fundamental freedoms.

He reiterated that India’s unilateral decision to revoke Article 370 on August 5 was illegal under international law.

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