Neighbouring countries agree to stay contact on Afghanistan

At a regional conference, envoy Sadiq highlights importance of stable Afghanistan

News Desk September 06, 2021
Pakistan on Sunday hosted virtual meeting of special representatives/envoys of neighbours of Afghanistan. PHOTO: MOFA


Pakistan on Sunday hosted a virtual meeting of the special representatives/envoys of the neighbouring countries of Afghanistan.

The special representative for Afghanistan, Ambassador Mohammad Sadiq, chaired the session with the participation of China, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Views were exchanged on the latest situation in Afghanistan, the Foreign Office said in a tweet.

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Ambassador Sadiq, welcoming his counterparts, highlighted the importance of evolving a regional approach to address common challenges and to realise new opportunities arising from a stable Afghanistan.

He added that a prosperous Afghanistan would provide impetus to economic integration, strong people-to-people linkages, enhanced trade, and regional connectivity.

The special representatives/envoys of neighbours of Afghanistan agreed to remain in close contact.  

In a tweet, Ambassador Sadiq said that colleagues from the neighbouring countries were unanimous that peace in Afghanistan was vital for security, stability and prosperity of the entire region.





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