- Qureshi tells Blinken of Pakistan’s dedication to forging a broad-based, long-term and sustainable relationship with the US.
- Qureshi urges the necessity for all related stakeholders to press all Afghan events to have interaction constructively.
- Blinken says he had a name to underscore the US’s need for a steady and sustainable bilateral relationship.
Overseas Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi advised his US counterpart that there was a “fundamental convergence” between Islamabad and Washington on the “need for a peaceful settlement in Afghanistan”.
The Overseas Workplace spokesperson stated that Qureshi made the remark throughout a cellphone name with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. It stated that the 2 leaders mentioned bilateral relations and vital developments within the area.
“On bilateral relations, the foreign minister emphasised Pakistan’s commitment to forging a broad-based, long-term, and sustainable relationship with the United States that was anchored in deep economic cooperation, regional connectivity and peace in the region,” stated the FO.
It additionally stated that the overseas minister highlighted Pakistan’s concentrate on newsonhy-economics beneath the management of Prime Minister Imran Khan. He reiterated the significance of enhancing financial, commerce, and funding ties between Pakistan and the USA.
“As regards the situation in Afghanistan, the foreign minister stressed that there was a fundamental convergence between Pakistan and the United States on the need for a peaceful settlement in Afghanistan,” stated the FO.
In the course of the dialog, the FO stated that Pakistan’s high diplomat highlighted the steps taken by Islamabad in “support of the Afghan peace process”.
“Foreign Minister Qureshi underscored that securing peace in Afghanistan was the shared responsibility of all stakeholders inside Afghanistan as well as key regional and international players,” stated the assertion.
The FO additionally stated that Qureshi urged the US secretary of state that it was “imperative for all relevant stakeholders to press all Afghan parties to engage constructively towards achieving an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement”.
“For its part, Pakistan will remain a reliable partner for peace in Afghanistan,” stated the FO assertion.
It additionally stated that each the officers pressured the necessity for the 2 sides to proceed shut coordination and cooperation to make sure significant progress within the peace course of.
“The two sides also exchanged views on regional connectivity and other key issues,” learn the assertion. It added that FM Qureshi additionally thanked Secretary Blinken for the COVID-related assist prolonged to Pakistan by the USA.
Washington’s high diplomat additionally tweeted concerning the dialog, individually.
“Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and I had a call to underscore our desire for a stable and sustainable bilateral relationship,” stated the tweet.
Blinken stated that he appears ahead to continued cooperation by Pakistan “on the Afghan peace process, tackling COVID-19, supporting regional stability, and other key issues”.