PM calls for unfreezing Afghan assets in meeting with Bahrain counterpart

Premier Imran, Prince Salman also discuss bilateral ties among other matters on the sidelines of MGI summit in Riyadh


News Desk October 25, 2021
Prime Minister Imran Khan met with his Bahraini counterpart Prince Salman Bin Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa in Riyadh on the sidelines of the Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) Summit. PHOTO: PM OFFICE

Prime Minister Imran Khan met his Bahraini counterpart Prince Salman Bin Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa in Riyadh on the sidelines of the Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) Summit and discussed matters of mutual interest including the latest situation in Afghanistan.

The two premiers expressed satisfaction at the close cooperation between the two fraternal countries in diverse fields. “They discussed a range of issues of bilateral importance and also exchanged views on the latest developments in Afghanistan,” the PM Office said in a statement on Monday.

PM Imran stressed that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was of crucial importance for Pakistan and the region.

He added that sustained and positive engagement of the international community was critical for preventing a humanitarian crisis, averting an economic collapse, and supporting long-term development and stability in Afghanistan.

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Premier Imran also underscored the importance of release of Afghanistan’s frozen assets to help the Afghan people.

While discussing bilateral ties, he underlined that Pakistan and Bahrain have historic and deep-rooted fraternal relations.

Recalling his visit to Bahrain in December 2019, the prime minister stressed the importance of regular high-level exchanges to further reinforce the growing momentum in bilateral relations. The crown prince underlined that Bahrain deeply valued its relationship with Pakistan and is committed to upgrade it in all dimensions.

The two prime ministers agreed to strengthen cooperation in myriad fields and maintain close consultation on all issues of mutual interest.

PM Imran renewed his invitation to Prince Salman Bin Hamad for visit to Pakistan. The crown prince conveyed his resolve to undertake the visit at the earliest opportunity.

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