Qureshi conveys concern to EU excessive consultant over unwarranted references to Pakistan in decision

Minister for Overseas Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi holds a gathering with EU Excessive Consultant for Overseas Affairs and Safety Coverage Josep Borrell, on the sidelines of the UN Common Meeting, in New York, on September 22, 2021. — Picture courtesy Twitter/@SMQureshiPTI

Minister for Overseas Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday conveyed to EU Excessive Consultant for Overseas Affairs and Safety Coverage Josep Borrell Pakistan’s concern concerning unwarranted and adverse references to it in a a current decision of the EU Parliament on Afghanistan.

In response to an announcement by the Overseas Workplace, Qureshi met with Borrell on the sidelines of UN Common Meeting in New York in the present day.

Views had been exchanged on the most recent developments in Afghanistan and bilateral cooperation between the 2 sides.

The international minister recalled the efforts made by Pakistan for the promotion of peace and stability in Afghanistan, sacrifices rendered by Pakistan within the struggle towards terrorism, and the help of Pakistan to make sure protected evacuation of diplomats and different officers from Afghanistan.

Qureshi confused that Afghanistan was at a “crossroads” and {that a} peaceable and secure Afghanistan was of “essential significance for Pakistan and the area”. 

He referred to as for “sustained and constructive engagement of the worldwide group, significantly of the EU, for supporting stability and socio-economic growth in Afghanistan”, mentioned the assertion.

In response to the assertion, the international minister and EU excessive consultant “mentioned the modalities for establishing nearer cooperation between the EU and the neighbouring international locations of Afghanistan to forestall a humanitarian disaster, avert an financial collapse, and preclude a mass exodus from Afghanistan”.

Within the bilateral context, the international minister expressed his satisfaction on the cooperation between Pakistan and the EU and confused the significance of holding political in addition to Pakistan-EU strategic dialogues on the earliest, mentioned the FO assertion.

It additional said that Qureshi shared a file containing proof of India’s grave violations of human rights, worldwide humanitarian regulation and UN Safety Council resolutions in India-occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The European Parliament handed a resolution on the state of affairs in Afghanistan final week, which contained a number of adverse references to Pakistan.

Considered one of these alleged that Pakistan is “aiding the Taliban” in combating the Nationwide Resistance Entrance of Afghanistan (NRF) within the Panjshir Valley “by supplying its particular forces and offering air help”.

The Overseas Workplace issued an announcement in response to the decision stating that Pakistan was disillusioned on the unwarranted and adverse references to it, as this was not in line with the cooperative relations between Pakistan and the EU.

The assertion mentioned that Pakistan can’t be held chargeable for the failure of the Ghani authorities, and its causes that had been inner to Afghanistan.

Overseas Workplace Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad mentioned the Ghani-led authorities had sadly squandered the chance provided by the Doha Peace Deal.

The assertion underscored that Pakistan has provided unparalleled help and facilitated the worldwide group, together with the EU and its member states in evacuating their diplomats, native workers of the EU Missions in Afghanistan, workers of worldwide organisations, and others from Afghanistan.

“This has additionally been acknowledged by the visiting Overseas Ministers of Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK, and likewise different European international ministers throughout their telephonic conversations with the Overseas Minister of Pakistan,” it mentioned.

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