Pakistan, Saudi Arabia overview unfolding scenario in Afghanistan


ISLAMABAD:

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud on Monday exchanged views on the most recent scenario in Afghanistan and on the opposite problems with bilateral significance.

According to an announcement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), throughout the telephonic dialog, Qureshi underlined {that a} peaceable and secure Afghanistan is of vital significance for Pakistan and the area.

He additionally expressed hope that every one Afghan events would work for an inclusive political settlement to make sure sustainable peace and safety within the nation and the area, it added.

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“Foreign Minister Qureshi thanked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in its capacity as the current Chair of the OIC Summit, for convening the OIC’s Extraordinary Meeting at the level of Permanent Representatives on 22 August 2021 to discuss the situation in Afghanistan,” the official assertion stated.

The communique stated that Qureshi additionally apprised his Saudi counterpart of Pakistan’s efforts to facilitate the evacuation of personnel and employees of diplomatic missions, worldwide organisations, media and others from Afghanistan.

In the bilateral context, the 2 overseas ministers reviewed the implementation of the selections taken throughout the go to of the Saudi Foreign Minister to Pakistan in July.

Expressing satisfaction on the rising momentum within the bilateral relations, the MoFA added they agreed additional to strengthen cooperation in various fields.

The two sides additionally agreed to proceed shut collaboration on all problems with widespread curiosity.

Sweden lauds Pakistan’s position in evacuation of embassy employees

Moreover, FM Qureshi additionally acquired a phone name from Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Ann Linde.

According to the FO assertion, Qureshi additionally apprised his Swedish counterpart of Pakistan’s perspective on the most recent developments in Afghanistan. The overseas minister additionally stated that in the previous couple of days he had been in contact with a number of European and different overseas ministers to alternate views on Afghanistan.

“No other country wanted a peaceful and stable Afghanistan more than Pakistan,” he stated.

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He added that Pakistan had persistently advocated for an inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan as the easiest way ahead and had been supporting efforts in that route.

Foreign Minister Linde conveyed her authorities’s deep appreciation for Pakistan’s help within the evacuation of Swedish Embassy employees and others from Kabul.

Both the overseas ministers expressed the resolve additional to strengthen bilateral relations in all spheres particularly in commerce, schooling and innovation. Qureshi additionally prolonged an invite to his Swedish counterpart to go to Pakistan at an applicable time.

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