Islamabad, 13 November 2021 (TDI): Moeed Yusuf, the National Security Advisor of Pakistan, stated on Thursday that the international community should not abandon Afghanistan again.
The NSA made his comments in Islamabad while speaking with a four-member US delegation led by Minority Staff Director and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chris Socha.
“The international community must engage constructively with the Afghan Taliban in order to prevent the breakdown of governance and a new refugee crisis,” Moeed stated.
Pakistan has maintained that if the international community abandons Afghanistan, the country will face a humanitarian crisis and further destabilise the region.
Moeed went on to say that Pakistan was working with the rest of the world to ensure a stable and peaceful Afghanistan, as the two countries addressed the situation in the war-torn country and measures to improve collaboration in light of regional and international developments and challenges.
They also discussed the necessity of furthering Pakistan’s strategic partnership with the United States, as well as their desire to enhance relationships in all sectors and key areas of collaboration.
NSA Moeed stated the international community needed to engage and liaise with Afghanistan’s new interim administration during a meeting with US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman earlier in October.
Economic relations, commerce, regional security, and the current situation in Afghanistan were all discourses.
The US delegation appreciated Pakistan’s role in US’ withdrawal from Afghanistan and assisting the Afghan refugees during the transition.