Pakistan and Egypt’s foreign ministers discuss Afghanistan situation

Sept 22, 2021: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met with his Egyptian counterpart Sami Hassan Shukri on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday and discussed the Afghanistan conflict, among other issues.

During the meeting, the two ministers reviewed the entire field of bilateral relations and agreed to increase the frequency of bilateral political exchanges in order to promote understanding between the leadership and ultimately the people of the two countries.

The ministers also discussed important developments in the Middle East, South Asia and the Gulf region, adding that they stressed the importance of finding a peaceful solution through diplomatic channels.

The statement added that the situation in Afghanistan was also discussed as Qureshi briefed his Egyptian counterpart on the ongoing humanitarian assistance from Pakistan to Afghanistan through air and land routes.

According to the statement, the Foreign Minister also stressed the need for continuous engagement with Afghanistan for lasting peace and stability in the region.

“The two ministers agreed to stay in close touch to enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields,” he added.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi hoped to meet the Egyptian Foreign Minister in Pakistan soon for the next meeting of the Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC).

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