Foreign Minister stresses importance of international community’s earnest engagement with Afghanistan 

Islamabad, September 23, 2021 (PPI-OT):Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has stressed the importance of international community’s earnest engagement with Afghanistan and provision of necessary humanitarian and development assistance to the Afghan people.

Talking to President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer in New York, he outlined the contributions made by Pakistan towards the mitigation of the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, especially through its support for the establishment of a humanitarian corridor and provision of in-kind assistance comprising of food and medicines.

He said the world community must also provide support to the Afghan refugee hosting countries in line with the principle of international responsibility and burden sharing. Shah Mahmood emphasizes need to promote lasting peace, stability in Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has emphasized the need to promote lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan through active and sustained engagement of the international community on political, economic and humanitarian fronts.

Talking separately to the Foreign Ministers of Austria and Sloveniain New York, he highlighted the efforts made by Pakistan to facilitate the evacuation and relocation of diplomats and staff of Embassies and international organisations from Afghanistan. Shah Mahmood Qureshi also shared with his counterparts a Dossier documenting India’s grave violations of human rights, international humanitarian law and UN Security Council resolutions in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

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