World needs to stand in solidarity with Afghans: PM

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Says vital to stabilise security situation in Afghanistan

 
Staff Reporter
Islamabad

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the international community needs to stand in solidarity with the Afghan people, engage positively, and create incentives to ensure sustainable peace, stability and economic development in Afghanistan.

This was stated by him while speaking during a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, in Islamabad on Thursday.

Imran Khan emphasized that it is vital to stabilize the security situation, prevent a humanitarian crisis, and stabilize the economy.

He said Pakistan has and will continue to play its role for the economic uplift, humanitarian relief and assistance to Afghanistan.

Views on the developments in Afghanistan and diversifying Pakistan-Qatar relations were also exchanged in the meeting.

Khan conveyed warm regards to the Amir of Qatar. Highlighting that Pakistan had suffered enormously due to protracted conflict in Afghanistan, he underscored the impzortance of a peaceful, secure and stable Afghanistan for Pakistan and the region.

The Prime Minister lauded Qatar’s role in support of the Afghan peace process. In the bilateral context, the Prime Minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s desire to strengthen mutually beneficial ties with Qatar. He stressed the importance of enhanced collaboration in diverse areas, including trade and investments, energy, and enhancing people-to-people linkages.

The Qatari leader acknowledged Pakistan’s important role as well as efforts for regional peace and stability.

He also underscored Qatar’s commitment to maintain close contact with Pakistan on bilateral and regional matters.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who also held a meeting with Al Thani, welcomed his Qatari counterpart in a tweet.

“Pakistan and Qatar have a close relationship with multifaceted bilateral cooperation. Today we reviewed our bilateral cooperation and discussed developments in Afghanistan,” he wrote.

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