Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has told his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan is of critical importance for Pakistan and the region.
Both the leaders had a telephonic conversation over the evolving situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover.
Foreign Minister Qureshi reiterated that Pakistan has supported the Afghan peace process with the utmost effort.
In the given situation, it was extremely important to ensure safety and protection of the rights of the Afghan people, he said, adding that an inclusive political settlement was essential for which the Afghans needed to work together.
The foreign minister said that it was equally important for the international community to remain engaged in support of the Afghan people.
He apprised his Chinese counterpart about Pakistan’s efforts to facilitate the evacuation of personnel and staff of diplomatic missions, international organisations, media and others from Afghanistan.
He said both Pakistan and China were “iron brothers and strategic partners” and the two countries have the tradition of maintaining close coordination and communication on issues of common interest and significance.
Foreign Minister Qureshi and Wang Yi agreed to remain in close contact to promote the shared objectives.