In meeting with NATO secretary-general, FM Qureshi calls for int’l cooperation for lasting Afghan peace

10:54 AM | 8 Dec, 2021
In meeting with NATO secretary-general, FM Qureshi calls for int’l cooperation for lasting Afghan peace

BRUSSELS – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday reiterated international cooperation for Afghanistan during his meeting with Secretary-General NATO Jens Stoltenberg at the NATO Headquarters.

Report of state broadcaster said Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi called on NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels in which he highlighted the fast deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, calling on the world to provide humanitarian and economic assistance to the country.

Qureshi also underscored Islamabad’s resolve for peace and stability in Kabul and said the looming humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan is worrying.

Pakistan is pursuing a policy of peaceful neighborhood for peace and stability in the entire South Asian region, he said, adding that Pakistan is desirous of amicable resolution of all outstanding disputes including Jammu and Kashmir through dialogue.

Both sides also discussed the bilateral cooperation and the regional situation in wake of unfolding circumstances. Qureshi said that high-level political and military contacts have a crucial role in the strengthening of bilateral cooperation in matters of mutual interest.

He urged that the cooperation of the international community with the new Afghan setup was essential to check the possibility of people’s migration from the war-torn country and saving the country from becoming again a safe haven of terrorists and the hub of narcotics.

Pakistan was hosting an extraordinary meeting of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers on December 19 to attract the attention of the international community towards the emerging humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, Qureshi mentioned while requesting the world community to take prompt measures to help Afghanistan emerge out of its humanitarian and economic crises.

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