Islamabad favours all-inclusive Afghan setup: FM

Staff Reporter

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan is in favor of an all-inclusive political setup for lasting peace in Afghanistan.

Foreign Minister said this during a telephonic converstion with Europian Union (EU), foreign policy chief Josep Borrell. The changing situation in Afghanistan and regional law and order were discussed during the talk.

Shah Mahmood said that the success of the ongoing talks in Kabul is essential for lasting peace in Af-ghanistan. The international community must play a leading

role in rebuilding Afghanistan and providing economic assistance to Afghans, he added.
Qureshi told the EU Foreign Minister that he had discussed Afghan situation with the Foreign Ministers of Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark, and was pleased that we had a clear and same view on Afghanistan.

“In the current situation, we want to ensure the protection of the lives and property of Afghan citizens and their rights,” Qureshi said, adding the recent statements made by the current Afghan leadership are encouraging.

FM Qureshi informed that he is going to visit key countries in the region to move forward with a consen-sus on the current situation in Afghanistan.

He also highlighted Pakistan s role for the evacuation of journalists and diplomatic staff of various coun-tries from Afghanistan.

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