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Pakistan desires durable peace, stability in Afghanistan: FM
October 21, 2021

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a meeting with Afghanistan's interim Prime Minister Mullah Hassan Akhund in Kabul on Thursday.

Speaking on the occasion, the Foreign Minister said that Pakistan desires durable peace and stability in Afghanistan.

He said Pakistan is determined to help Afghan brethren on humanitarian grounds. He said Pakistan wants to enhance bilateral trade with Afghanistan.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said visa facilities to Afghan citizens, especially the business community, opening up of new border points, and facilitating movement are steps taken by Pakistan to facilitate the people of Afghanistan.

He expressed Pakistan's resolve to play a constructive role, in collaboration with Afghanistan's neighbouring countries, for peace and stability in the region.

During the meeting, views were also exchanged on matters of bilateral interest, enhancing cooperation in economic sector, including trade and commerce, as well as various options to bring the Afghan people out of the economic crisis.

Earlier, upon arrival, Mullah Hassan Akhund welcomed Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his delegation.

The Afghan interim Prime Minister also thanked the Pakistani leadership for extending timely humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.