Foreign Minister of Italy, Luigi Di Maio, will visit Pakistan on 5-6 September 2021, a Foreign Office statement issued here on Sunday said.
During talks between the two Foreign Ministers, views will be exchanged on the latest developments in Afghanistan. Matters pertaining to bilateral relations will also be part of the parleys.
Pakistan and Italy enjoy cordial relations, bilaterally as well as in the context of EU and multilateral fora.
The two sides closely coordinate on the issue of the UN Security Council reforms. Italy is home to one of the largest Pakistani diasporas in Europe.
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The visit of Foreign Minister Maio will add further momentum to the close cooperation between the two countries to strengthen mutual coordination on regional and international issues, the statement stressed.
FM Heiko Maas shares concerns over Afghanistan
Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi addressed a joint press conference with his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, in Islamabad, discussing important matters. Both Foreign Ministers shared the need for the international community to cooperate for stability to prevail in Afghanistan.
FM Qureshi said that he invited FM Heiko so he could better assess the situation on the ground. “It will give you a very good holistic view of what the challenges are, what the concerns are, what the opportunities are and what needs to be done in the days ahead.”
In the meeting between FM @SMQureshiPTI & FM of Germany @HeikoMaas, the two sides exchanged views on the developments in #Afghanistan & 🇵🇰 🇩🇪ties. FM Qureshi briefed his counterpart on facilitation being extended by Pakistan to int’l community for evacuation from Afghanistan. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/17U29IlGaZ
— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) August 31, 2021
FM Qureshi said that Afghanistan is going through a “pivotal moment” in its history. He added, The international community must remain engaged. Humanitarian assistance must flow. Do not let the economic collapse in Afghanistan take place.”
Slovenian FM telephoned FM Qureshi
Foreign Minister (FM) Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his counterpart from the Republic of Slovenia Anze Logar on Thursday exchanged views on the latest developments in Afghanistan.
During the telephonic conversation, the two Foreign Ministers also discussed matters regarding the deepening of bilateral relations.
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Foreign Minister Qureshi said that being a next-door neighbour of Afghanistan, Pakistan and its people have suffered the most after the people of Afghanistan.
He underscored the paramount importance of peace and stability in Afghanistan, for the safety and security of the people of Afghanistan and the region. He highlighted the salience of an inclusive political settlement.
APP with additional input by GVS News Desk