Islamabad, July 16, 2021 (PPI-OT):European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the European Commission Josep Borrell called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the International Conference on Central and South Asia: Regional Connectivity, Opportunities and Challenges on July 16 2021. Views were exchanged on Pakistan-EU cooperation and situation in Afghanistan were discussed. The Prime Minister highlighted Pakistan’s vital contributions to the Afghan peace process and Intra-Afghan Negotiations (IAN).
He stressed that the conflict could only be settled through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned political process leading to a comprehensive negotiated political settlement. The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of continued engagement of the international community after withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan to facilitate lasting peace in the country. The Prime Minister expressed concern at the worsening situation in Afghanistan and its negative impact on Pakistan’s security. He also called upon EU and international community to support and assist Afghan refugees.
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