Pakistan, Iran have direct stake in Afghanistan’s peace, stability: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan whereas emphasising continued shut coordination between Pakistan and Iran, together with by means of the platform of six neighbouring international locations of Afghanistan established final month, pressured that the 2 international locations have a direct stake in peace and stability in Afghanistan.

“Pakistan wished to see a peaceful and stable Afghanistan with a sustainable economy and promoting connectivity,” the premier stated as he obtained Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Iran Major General Mohammad Bagheri.

Sharing Pakistan’s perspective on the newest developments in Afghanistan, the prime minister underscored that the worldwide group should stay positively engaged, present urgently wanted humanitarian help, and take steps to forestall financial collapse.

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He additionally pressured the necessity for unfreezing Afghanistan’s monetary belongings to assist assist the Afghan individuals at this important juncture, particularly earlier than the onset of the winter.

PM Imran additionally underscored the significance of nationwide reconciliation and inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan, an official assertion issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) stated.

The premier welcomed the visiting dignitary and highlighted an upward trajectory in bilateral engagement between Islamabad and Tehran.

He recalled the assembly with President Raisi in Dushanbe on the margins of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit, which had imparted additional impetus to bilateral cooperation.

The prime minister underscored Pakistan’s dedication to reinforce nearer bilateral commerce relations in addition to enhanced financial and power cooperation.

He described the Pakistan-Iran border as a border of “peace and friendship”, saying the significance of steps taken for enhanced safety on each side.

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He additionally famous settlement on the institution of Border Sustenance Markets and pressured that the operationalisation of those markets would facilitate livelihood within the area.

The opening of two further border crossing factors within the final one yr had additional facilitated regulated motion on each side, he added.

The prime minister appreciated Iran’s steadfast assist on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, particularly by the supreme chief, including that Kashmiris seemed ahead to Iran’s robust voice in assist of their simply trigger.

He conveyed cordial greetings for President Raisi and renewed his invitation for him to go to Pakistan.

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