Trying to draw the attention of the international community to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan: Foreign Minister Pak
Pakistan is trying to draw the attention of the international community to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Mutaqqi ahead of the ministerial conference of the OIC Foreign Affairs Sunday.
Muttaqi arrived in Islamabad on Saturday to attend the 17th extraordinary session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss the situation in Afghanistan.
“Pakistan has repeatedly drawn the attention of the international community to the economic challenges inside Afghanistan and urged immediate humanitarian assistance,” a statement from Pakistan’s foreign ministry said. .
During the meeting with Muttaqi, Qureshi also highlighted Pakistan’s contribution to a peaceful and stable Afghanistan, especially in providing humanitarian aid, according to the foreign ministry statement.
In turn, Muttaqi thanked Qureshi for supporting Afghanistan and for convening the OIC meeting, which will see the representation of around 437 delegates.
Muttaqi also discussed the current economic situation with the German Special Representative for Afghanistan, Jasper Wieck.
The Afghan economy faces a major crisis after the Taliban seized power in Kabul in mid-August amid a chaotic withdrawal of US and NATO troops from the war-torn country.
Following the rise to power of die-hard Islamists in Afghanistan, the international community froze billions of dollars in assets abroad and halted all funding to the country.
Qureshi, meanwhile, also met with BiH Foreign Minister Dr Bisera Turkovic on the sidelines and exchanged views on issues of regional importance, including the situation in Afghanistan.
The minister also held bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and Malaysian Saifuddin Abdullah.
Meanwhile, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi also met with Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi and exchanged views on bilateral and regional issues, including the urgency of channeling humanitarian aid. to Afghanistan.
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