Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has told his US counterpart Antony Blinken that Pakistan would remain closely engaged with America and other global partners in promoting efforts in support of a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.
Foreign Minister Qureshi received a telephone call from Secretary of State Blinken on Monday night to discuss the rapidly changing situation in Afghanistan.
Qureshi shared Pakistan’s perspective noting the significant change in the situation within a short span and the avoidance of violence. He stressed the importance of inclusive political settlement as the best way forward.
He told Secretary Blinken that continued US economic engagement with Afghanistan was of crucial importance as well.
The foreign minister also apprised the secretary of Pakistan’s efforts to facilitate the evacuation of personnel and staff of diplomatic missions, international organisations, media and others.
On Pakistan-US bilateral relations, Qureshi underlined Islamabad’s commitment to forging a broad-based, long-term and sustainable relationship with Washington that was anchored in peace, deeper economic cooperation, and regional connectivity.
Both the leaders agreed to remain in close contact to promote the shared objectives.