Afghan stability ‘extremely important’, Qureshi tells Russia’s Lavrov


Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke together with his counterparts from Russia and Turkey and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) as the continuing scenario in Afghanistan takes the centre stage of the worldwide diplomacy.

In his dialog with Sergei Lavrov, Mevlut Cavusoglu and Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen the international minister emphasised {that a} “peaceful and stable” Afghanistan was “extremely important” not only for Pakistan, but additionally for all the area.

Talking to Lavrov, Qureshi, famous that Pakistan and Russia, being part of the “Troika Plus” — which additionally contains the US and China — performed a pivotal function in Afghan peace efforts. “The path to lasting peace in Afghanistan can be paved through a comprehensive political settlement,” he stated.

The minister emphasised that guaranteeing the safety of Afghan residents and defending their rights must be the primary precedence within the present scenario. The two international ministers additionally agreed to proceed mutual consultations within the gentle of adjusting scenario in Afghanistan.

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In his talks with Cavusoglu, Qureshi apprised him of Pakistan’s facilitative function in evacuation of personnel of embassies, worldwide organisations, media entities and others. He stated that the present scenario in Afghanistan required sustained worldwide engagement to make sure stability.

Reiterating Pakistan’s assist for a peaceable and secure Afghanistan, Qureshi harassed that an inclusive political answer was the easiest way ahead. Cavusoglu appreciated Pakistan’s function within the present scenario and thanked Qureshi for facilitating Turkey’s evacuation efforts.

In a separate telephone name, the international minister additionally spoke with OIC Secretary General Al-Othaimeen, in accordance with a press release issued by the Foreign Office. Qureshi underscored the significance of guaranteeing security, safety and safety of the rights of the Afghan individuals.

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The international minister stated that it was additionally essential for the Muslim world to indicate solidarity with Afghan individuals of their quest for a “peaceful, united, stable and prosperous” Afghanistan. “The success of negotiations in Kabul would not only benefit Afghanistan but also the region.”

Noting the importance of efforts in the direction of establishing an inclusive authorities, the international minister warned of the spoilers inside and outdoors Afghanistan, who needed to make the most of the scenario within the nation.

The OIC secretary basic apprised the international minister of a unprecedented OIC government assembly that has been convened in Jeddah on the stage of ambassadors/everlasting representatives on Sunday, to debate the scenario in Afghanistan.

(With enter from APP)

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