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FM Qureshi, Danish counterpart discuss Afghan situation

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had a telephonic conversation with Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod of Denmark.

The two foreign ministers recalled their earlier contact as well as the conversation between Prime Minister Imran Khan and Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen about the situation in Afghanistan.

Foreign Minister Qureshi stated that full support was being extended to the Danish government in its evacuation efforts. Views were exchanged on the evolving situation in Afghanistan.

Foreign Minister Qureshi underlined the importance of a peaceful and stable Afghanistan for Pakistan and the region. He added that the world was taking cognizance of the completely changed reality in Afghanistan.

In the given situation, the foreign minister stressed, that the foremost priority was to ensure safety and security as well as protection of rights of the Afghan people. He underlined that an inclusive political settlement was the best way forward for sustainable peace and stability in the country.

He emphasized that it was equally important for the international community to remain engaged in support of the Afghan people for humanitarian assistance and economic sustenance. The Danish foreign minister conveyed thanks to the Government of Pakistan for the support to the Danish government’s evacuation endeavours. The two ministers agreed to remain in close contact.

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