Afghan FM to lead high-level delegation to Pakistan: FO


The Foreign Office said on Thursday that Afghan Foreign Minister Amir Khan Mutaqqi would lead a “high-level delegation” to Pakistan from today(May 5) to May 8.

In a statement, the Foreign Office said: “Acting Afghan Foreign Minister, Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi is visiting Pakistan from May 5 to May 8, 2023.

“He will lead a high-level delegation, which includes Acting Afghan Minister for Commerce and Industry Haji Nooruddin Azizi and senior officials from the Afghan Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Transport and Trade.”

During the visit, the two sides would review the “entire spectrum of bilateral relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan” in the political, economic, trade, connectivity, peace and security, and education domains. “Apart from holding bilateral meetings, the Afghan foreign minister will also participate in the 5th China-Pakistan-Afghanistan Trilateral Foreign Ministers’ Dialogue on May 6, 2023.

Mutaqqi’s visit, it added, was a continuation of Pakistan’s “political engagement process” with Afghanistan, which also included Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar’s visit to Kabul on November 29, 2022, and the visit of a high-level delegation, led by Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, to the Afghan capital on Feb 22, 2023.