Iranian and Pakistani officials discuss the situation in Afghanistan

by Aamaj News

Pakistani foreign minister, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, in a meeting with Hassan Kazemi Qomi, the Iranian special envoy for Afghanistan, discussed the situation in this country.

Foreign ministry of Pakistan in a statement which is released yesterday reiterated the importance of continued constructive engagement and practical cooperation with the Taliban in order to promote sustainable peace and security in the region.

Zardari said Pakistan is committed to a peaceful, stable, prosperous, and connected Afghanistan.

In this meeting both sides discussed the issue of Afghanistan’s refugees in Pakistan, the security in the region and the ways to offer humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan especially after the recent earthquake in eastern provinces.

In the meantime, Iranian diplomat commended Pakistan’s constructive role in Afghanistan and emphasized that peace and stability in the war-ravaged country are essential prerequisites for lasting stability and prosperity in the region.

On the other hand, Qomi met his Pakistani counterpart Mohammad Sadiq Khan, the two sides discussed the evolving situation in Afghanistan, and highlighted the importance of pursuing continuous and practical engagement.

The Iranian and Pakistani diplomats also reviewed various trade and connectivity initiatives in the region.


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