FM Qureshi discusses Afghanistan issue with Egyptian counterpart

Qureshi urges sustained engagement with Afghanistan for durable peace


Our Correspondent September 22, 2021

ISLAMABAD:

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday met Egyptian counterpart Sameh Hassan Shoukry on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly to discuss the Afghanistan conflict among other issues.

During the meeting, the two ministers reviewed the entire spectrum of the bilateral relationship and agreed to enhance the frequency of bilateral political exchanges to foster understanding between the leadership and eventually the people of both countries, said a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The ministers also exchanged views on important developments in the Middle East, South Asia, and the Gulf region, it said, adding that they stressed the importance of finding peaceful solutions through diplomatic means.

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The situation in Afghanistan also came under discussion as Qureshi apprised his Egyptian counterpart about the continued humanitarian support by Pakistan to Afghanistan through air and land routes, the statement added.

According to the statement, the foreign minister also stressed the need for sustained engagement with Afghanistan for durable peace and stability in the region.

"The two ministers agreed to remain in close contact to upgrade bilateral cooperation in diverse fields," it added.

Qureshi expressed the hope to receive the Egyptian foreign minister in Pakistan soon for the upcoming session of the Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC), it concluded.

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