On 18th August, Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi spoke on a call with Chinese state councillor Wang Yi. The two leaders discussed Afghanistan’s changing environment. Fm Qureshi said that “We have supported the Afghan peace process & as part of Troika + both Pakistan and China made concrete contributions to peace efforts.”
He also said, “The protection, safety, security and rights of the Afghan people is paramount & an inclusive political settlement essential…Important for the international community to remain engaged in support of the Afghan people and to sustain economic engagement.”
FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi shared that the security and rights of the Afghan people are paramount. Important for the international community to remain engaged in support of the Afghan people and to sustain economic engagement. Pakistan firmly believes in an all-inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan.
FM Qureshi visited China last month to reassure his counterpart that everything will be done to ensure Chinese civilian security.
This shows that China is open to engagement to the Taliban but is still dancing around the question of outright recognition
— Samuel Ramani (@SamRamani2) August 18, 2021
This year marks 70 years of Pakistan-China bilateral relations. Pakistan is a leading country in the Eurasian alignment that China seeks for economic and regional integration. With rapid changes in Afghanistan, China understands the importance of Pakistan as an ally more than ever.
Spoke to my brother, State Councilor & FM #WangYi this morning on the evolving situation in Afghanistan.
➖A peaceful #Afghanistan is of critical importance. We have supported the 🇦🇫 peace process & as part of Troika + both 🇵🇰 & 🇨🇳 made concrete contributions to peace efforts.
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) August 18, 2021
Great to meet my brother, State Councilor & FM #WangYi as we celebrate 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations. We discussed CPEC as a transformational project on which 🇵🇰 🇨🇳 continue to work closely together to make a High-Quality Demonstration Project of BRI pic.twitter.com/ZHAfIDpcxs
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) July 14, 2021