Chinese FM dials Qureshi to discuss Afghanistan situation
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday called Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and exchanged views on the evolving situation in Afghanistan, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
In this perspective, Qureshi said, Pakistan had assiduously supported the Afghan peace process, the Foreign Office said in a statement released in Islamabad.
Pakistan and China, as part of Troika Plus, had made a valuable contribution to these efforts.
FM Qureshi said in the given situation, it was extremely important to ensure safety and security as well as protection of rights of the Afghan people.
He stressed that an inclusive political settlement was essential, for which all Afghans should work together.
Qureshi said that it was equally important for the international community to remain engaged in support of the Afghan people. He emphasized that the international community must also have sustained economic engagement with Afghanistan.
Qureshi said Pakistan and China were ‘iron brothers’ and strategic partners. The two countries had the tradition of maintaining close coordination and communication on issues of common interest and significance, he added.