Published On: Fri, Feb 26th, 2021
Published in Category: Islamabad

Pakistan wants political solution to Afghan issue: FM

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi says establishment of peace in Afghanistan is indispensable for peace in Pakistan and entire region.

He was talking to the Special Representative of Afghan President Muhammad Umar Daudzai who called on him in Islamabad on Thursday.

During the meeting, Intra-Afghan dialogue, regional situation and matters of mutual interest came under discussion. The Foreign Minister said Pakistan wants political solution to the Afghan issue through comprehensive dialogue process.

He said Pakistan in its efforts as shared responsibility will continue to play a conciliatory role.

Expressing concern of Pakistan over violence incidents in Afghanistan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi emphasized the need that all parties should play role in furthering the process of negotiations while reducing the violence.

He said after restoration of peace in Afghanistan, Pakistan will continue its role for re-building and development of the war-torn country.

The Special Representative of Afghan President Muhammad Umar Daudzai thanked Pakistan for its reconciliatory efforts in peace process.

Meanwhile Shah Mahmood Qureshi says the economic ties between Pakistan and Egypt are growing. Talking to Pakistan’s Ambassador-designate to Cairo Sajid Bilal in Islamabad on Thursday, he expressed hope that the bilateral relations will get further strengthened during his term as Ambassador.

The Minister gave directions to the Ambassador-designate about Pakistan’s diplomatic priorities, including economic diplomacy.