Foreign Minister Paksitan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi met the Afghan Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Mutaqqi on the sidelines of Troika Plus Meeting.

Islamabad, 13 November 2021 (TDI): The Acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan, Amir Khan Muttaqi, was received by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, together with a high-level delegation that included the Acting Ministers of Industry and Commerce, Finance, and Aviation.

The Minister of Aviation, Sarwar Khan, the Advisers on Finance and Commerce, Shaukat Tarin and Razzak Dawood, and other top officials accompanied Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

Working groups on trade, transit, and commerce, finance, and aviation met earlier in the day under the chairmanship of the two countries’ respective ministries.

Pakistan’s commitment to peace, stability, and progress in Afghanistan was emphasised by Foreign Minster Qureshi.

In this context, the foreign minister emphasised Pakistan’s ongoing efforts to provide humanitarian and economic assistance to Afghanistan, citing the Afghan people’s dual hardships.

Pakistan’s desire to develop bilateral relations with Afghanistan in all sectors was underlined by the foreign minister. He went on to say that the meeting allowed him to expand on earlier discussions he had with Afghan officials during his visit to Kabul on October 21, 2021.

Peace in Afghanistan, according to the foreign minister, will assist to boost regional stability, spur economic growth, and improve connectivity.

The conclusions of working group meetings on improving bilateral and transit trade regimes and facilitating people movement by land and air were shared during the meeting.

Pakistan gave technical support in a number of areas and discussed a number of recommendations with the United States.

It was decided to keep talking in order to improve existing ties and find new areas of cooperation.

Amir Khan Muttaqi commended Pakistan for its decades of support for a peaceful and stable Afghanistan, particularly for sheltering millions of refugees.

Amir Khan Muttaqi pledged his complete assistance in building the two countries’ brotherly cooperative connections for the mutual benefit of their peoples.

Earlier in the day, the Acting Foreign Minister met with the special representatives of the US, china, Russia, and Pakistan for Afghanistan under the Troika Plus framework.

According to a statement released by the Foreign Office, the extended Troika meeting addressed the latest situation in Afghanistan and included a side meeting with Afghan Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, who is on his debut visit to Pakistan. For more details, click here.