FM Qureshi, US secretary of state discuss Afghanistan's situation

FM Qureshi, US secretary of state discuss Afghanistan's situation

Islamabad (Web Desk): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and United States (US) Secretary of State Antony Blinken, during a telephonic conversation, discussed the evolving situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover.

According to details, FM Qureshi shared Pakistan's perspective noting the significant change in the situation within a short span and the avoidance of violence.

“Pakistan would remain closely engaged with the US and other international partners in promoting efforts for supporting of a peaceful and stable Afghanistan,” he said.

He stressed the importance of inclusive political settlement as the best way forward.

FM Qureshi further stressed that continued US economic engagement with Afghanistan is of crucial importance as well.

He also apprised Mr Blinken of Pakistan's efforts to facilitate the evacuation of personnel and staff of diplomatic missions, international organizations, media and others.

On Pakistan-US bilateral relations, FM Qureshi underlined Pakistan's commitment to forging a broad-based, long-term and sustainable relationship with the US that is anchored in peace, deeper economic cooperation and regional connectivity.

FM Qureshi and the US Secretary of State agreed to remain in close contact to promote the shared objectives.