The interim Afghan Foreign Minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi arrived here Saturday to attend 17th extraordinary session of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers.
Amir Khan, accompanied by a delegation, was received by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan at Islamabad International Airport.
#Afghanistan acting FM #Amir Khan Mutaqqi departs #Kabul for #Islamabad to brief #OIC FMs on #Afghan situation. (photo by @QaharBalkhi) pic.twitter.com/qTIwqGcy52
— Tahir Khan (@taahir_khan) December 18, 2021
Talking to the media, Muttaqi, appreciating Pakistan’s contribution to peace and development of Afghanistan, said it was ‘unprecedented’.
He said, he was grateful to Pakistan, especially the Prime Minister Imran Khan for hosting such an important moot to discuss and find a solution to sparking humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.
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Minister Ali Muhammad Khan said he welcomed the interim Afghan FM on behalf of the prime minister, government and people of Pakistan.
Acting Afghan Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi meets Pakistani FM @SMQureshiPTI in Islambad, discussed the ongoing economic crisis in Afghanistan. Muttaqi arrived in 🇵🇰 along with his delegation for @OIC_OCI extraordinary session of FMs schedules on Sunday @QaharBalkhi pic.twitter.com/n3ereBfwa7
— Islamuddin Sajid (@islamudinsajid) December 18, 2021
The minister said Pakistan always stood by people of Afghanistan and would continue to do so in future as well. He hoped that the moot would have positive outcome to resolve Afghanistan’s economic issues.
German envoy calls on Army Chief
Special Representative of Germany for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP) Jasper Wieck called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and appreciated Pakistan’s role in Afghan situation, special efforts for border management, and role in regional stability.
During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security, current situation in Afghanistan and collaboration or partnership in humanitarian measures were discussed, said an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) media release.
Speaking on the occasion, the COAS said that Pakistan valued Germany’s role in global and regional affairs and looked forward to enhance its bilateral relationship.
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The Army Chief said that the world could ill afford to have an unstable Afghanistan, prone to economic collapse. He stressed upon the need for global convergence and sincere efforts to avert a looming humanitarian catastrophe.
He underscored the importance of peace and reconciliation initiatives in Afghanistan.
The visiting dignitary pledged to play his part for further improvement in diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.