Pakistan can’t bear extra Afghan refugees, FM Qureshi tells US counterpart

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Pakistani International Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the 76th Session of the UN Common Meeting in New York, US September 23, 2021. —  Reuters
  • FM Qureshi informs Antony Blinken of Pakistan’s stance on Afghanistan.
  • Qureshi seeks worldwide neighborhood’s assist for Afghanistan.
  • Pakistan working to avert a attainable disaster in Afghanistan, FM Qureshi says.

UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES: Pakistan doesn’t have the capability to bear extra Afghan refugees, International Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi informed US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday.

Pakistan has repeatedly referred to as on the worldwide neighborhood to assist the Afghans and unfreeze the nation’s property overseas after the Taliban took over the nation in mid-August in a lightning sweep.

The overseas minister met his counterpart on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations Common Meeting in New York, the place he knowledgeable him of Pakistan’s stance on Afghanistan.

The overseas minister, throughout the assembly, stated Pakistan was working in direction of averting a attainable humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan, as he referred to as upon the worldwide neighborhood to play a constructive position and interact with the newly-formed Taliban authorities in Kabul.

The overseas minister informed his counterpart that Pakistan aspires to advertise commerce, funding, and people-to-people contact with america.

After Blinken had stated that Washington would reassess its relationship with Pakistan within the coming days, International Workplace Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar On September 16 had stated america’s announcement was “shocking” as we’ve performed a constructive position within the Afghan peace course of.

Conferences with Turkish, Saudi counterparts

Earlier, FM Qureshi had additionally met his Turkish and Saudi counterparts, the place he had confused sustained and constructive engagement of the worldwide neighborhood with the newly-established authorities in Afghanistan.

In his assembly with Çavuşoğlu, the overseas minister highlighted the necessity for sustained worldwide engagement to assist lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi (on the right in both photos) meets with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud (on the left in the first photo) and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (on the left in the second photo) on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, on September 23, 2021. — Twitter/SMQureshiPTI
International Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi (on the correct in each pictures) meets with Saudi International Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud (on the left within the first photograph) and Turkish International Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (on the left within the second photograph) on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations Common Meeting in New York, on September 23, 2021. — Twitter/SMQureshiPTI

Along with calling for the pressing provision of humanitarian help to the Afghan individuals, the overseas minister underscored the necessity for a coordinated strategy to avert an financial collapse in Afghanistan.

He additionally highlighted {that a} peaceable and secure Afghanistan will contribute in direction of the promotion of connectivity and regional prosperity.

Equally, in his assembly with the Saudi overseas minister, FM Qureshi confused {that a} peaceable and secure Afghanistan was of essential significance for Pakistan and the area.

He added that sustained and constructive engagement of the worldwide neighborhood was essential for stopping a humanitarian disaster, averting an financial collapse, and supporting long-term growth and stability in Afghanistan.

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