Afghanistan's acting FM arrives in Pakistan today 

Afghanistan's acting FM arrives in Pakistan today 

Islamabad (Web Desk): Afghanistan’s acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Amir Khan Muttaqi along with high-level ministerial delegation will arrive in Islamabad today (Wednesday) on a three-day official visit to Pakistan.

According to a press release issued by the Foreign Office, the visit is taking place as a follow-up to Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s visit to Kabul on 21st October, 2021.

The exchanges will centre on Pakistan-Afghanistan relations with a particular focus inter alia on enhanced trade, facilitation of transit trade, cross-border movement, land and aviation links, people-to-people contacts, and regional connectivity, the Radio Pakistan reported.

In view of the prevalent situation, Pakistan has been urging the international community to urgently provide humanitarian assistance and economic support to alleviate the sufferings of the Afghan people.

For its part, Pakistan is extending humanitarian and economic assistance to the brotherly people of Afghanistan.

Earlier, Pakistan extended a special invitation to Afghanistan’s acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi to attend the Troika Plus summit, scheduled to be held on November 11 in Islamabad.

“Special Representatives for Afghanistan from the United States, China, Russia and Pakistan will be meeting on Thursday and we hope that Mr Muttaqi will also be able to attend,” said a foreign office official.

The Troika Plus on Afghanistan will be attended by Ambassador Mohammad Sadiq, Pakistan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Thomas West, the State Department’s Special Representative and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Afghanistan, Russia’s special envoy for

Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov and Chinese special envoy for Afghanistan, Yue Xiaoyong.

China, Russia, Pakistan and the US have major stakes in bringing peace to Afghanistan. These countries have long been active participants in the Afghan peace talks. The four key players had established the forum named Troika Plus to to  restore peace in Afghanistan, develop regional consensus on the Afghan issue and help the war-torn country in addressing the problems.