Pakistan, US agree to continue close coordination on Afghan situation, counter-terrorism, trade and investment

English Official News

Islamabad, October 08, 2021 (PPI-OT):Pakistan and the United States have agreed to continue close communication and coordination on the situation in Afghanistan, security and counter-terrorism, trade and investment, climate change, economic cooperation, and regional connectivity. This understanding was reached at a meeting between US Deputy Secretary of State Ms. Wendy R. Sherman and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad on Friday.

Foreign Minister underlining Pakistan’s commitment to forge a broad-based, long-term and sustainable relationship said a regular and structured dialogue process between Pakistan and US is vital for promotion of common interests and advancing shared regional objectives. He said there is a fundamental convergence between Pakistan and the United States on the need for a peaceful settlement in Afghanistan.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said inclusive and broad-based political structure reflecting the ethnic diversity of Afghan society is essential for Afghanistan’s stability and progress. He also stressed that the current situation requires positive engagement of the international community, urgent provision of humanitarian assistance, release of Afghan financial resources, and measures to help build a sustainable economy to alleviate the sufferings of the Afghan people.

Highlighting the grave human rights situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Foreign Minister emphasized the importance of peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute to ensure durable peace and stability in South Asia. Deputy Secretary Sherman appreciated Pakistan’s continued efforts for peace in the region and assistance in the evacuation of US citizens and others from Afghanistan. Deputy Secretary Sherman underscored the importance of long-standing relationship between Pakistan and the United States.

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