Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on the Afghan Issue among the neighbouring countries of Afghanistan, 8 September 2021

English Official News Press Information Department

Islamabad, September 07, 2021 (PPI-OT):At the invitation of Pakistan, Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on the Afghan issue among the neighbouring countries of Afghanistan will be held in virtual format on 8 September 2021. Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi will chair the meeting, to be attended by China, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

The meeting will review the evolving situation in Afghanistan to address common challenges and realize emerging opportunities to ensure regional stability and prosperity. It will provide an opportunity to neighbours of Afghanistan to work together for shared objective of a peaceful and stable Afghanistan, which is essential to forge strong economic linkages and realize connectivity agenda.

The meeting will build upon the discussions, held at the Special Representatives/Envoys level, on 5 September 2021. The neighbours of Afghanistan have a vital stake in the stability of the country. A peaceful, stable, united, sovereign and prosperous Afghanistan will contribute towards transit trade, people-to-people exchanges and security in the region.

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