Islamabad, 24 November 2021 (TDI): On 23 November 2021, Foreign Secretary, Sohail Mahmood, received United Kingdom’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Nigel Casey. Both sides discussed the matters of common interests and mutual collaboration.
The Foreign Secretary discussed the perspective of Pakistan on the ongoing situation in Afghanistan, particularly the humanitarian aspect, and focused on the urgent measures to prevent humanitarian crisis and economic bleeding, calling it a state of an emergency.
In addition, he mentioned the entrenched violence in Afghanistan and the dire need to shave off the raw edges of appalling ailment. Likewise, he highlighted the importance of stable and prosperous Afghanistan for the entire region.
United Kingdom’s foreign policy has observed wider implications since the withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan, redesigning its relationship with a war-torn state and focusing on matters related to security, human rights, and humanitarian crisis.
The officials of both states have discussed the matter of Afghanistan from a paradoxical dimension to combat the existing polarisation and committed to future assistance for regional and international peace and security.