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FM Shah Mehmood sees substantial significance of US Taliban deal for Afghanistan

29 February, 2020 20:37

FM Shah Mehmood seesFM Shah Mehmood sees substantial significance of US Taliban deal for Afghanistan, the region and beyond.

While talking to media persons after the signing ceremony in Doha, he said Pakistan has welcomed signing of the peace agreement between Afghan Taliban and the United States.

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He said the peace agreement carried immense significance both in symbolism and substance for Afghanistan, the region and beyond.
Foreign Minister Qureshi said the today’s ceremony has, once again, vindicated Pakistan’s long-held stance that there is no military solution of the Afghan conflict.
He reiterated that Pakistan will continue its policy of supporting the Afghan people in their efforts to achieve lasting peace, stability and development in Afghanistan.
He also appreciated personal contribution of Amir of Qatar to this process.
The Foreign Minister said that Intra-Afghan negotiations would be the next logical step after today’s event.
Redrawing the international community’s attention to Afghan refugees in Pakistan, the Foreign Minister underscored the need to assist the Afghan government in creating an enabling environment for the return of the refugees to their homeland with dignity and honour.

FM Qureshi meets Turkish counterpart

Talking to his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Doha, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said peace agreement between the United States and Afghan Taliban will help bring peace and stability to the region.
He also extended condolences over the deaths of Turkish soldiers in Syria.
The Foreign Minister also expressed gratitude for continued and unflinching Turkish support to Pakistan on Kashmir issue.
He said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fully supported Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir issue during his address to joint session of the Parliament in Islamabad.

Norwegian FM calls on FM Qureshi

Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide also called on Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Doha.
During the meeting, they agreed to further strengthen bilateral ties in all areas of mutual interest.
The two foreign ministers appreciated the positive developments in their relations.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi apprised Norwegian counterpart of the unilateral steps taken by India to change the controversial status of Occupied Kashmir.
Ine Marie Eriksen appreciated the role of Pakistan in Afghan peace process.
Vladimir Norov calls on Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Doha
The Secretary General of Shanghai Cooperation Organization Vladimir Norov also called on the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Doha.
Talking on this occasion, the Foreign Minister said  Pakistan will continue to play positive role for promoting peace and stability in the region.
He lauded efforts of the SCO in strengthening of trade cooperation among member states.

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